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Group Facilities

All the Helsinki University Library sites have group facilities for students.

Rules of the group facilities

  • The group facilities are available for use during the library opening hours.
  • The group facilities can only be reserved by the students and staff of the University of Helsinki.
  • All group study rooms are reserved with the HU Office 365 calendar.
  • Reserving the facilities for teaching, public meetings etc. is not permitted. 
  • The facilities are for groups - you may not reserve the space for your personal use.
  • The maximum period for a reservation is 2 hours/group/day.
  • A reservation expires in 30 minutes if none of the members of the group has showed up.
  • You may use the space temporarily if it is not reserved. However, users who have made a reservation always take precedence.

Library's group study rooms in the O365 calendar

Instructions for booking a room or equipment with the Office365 calendar
 

Group study rooms and their equipment

 

City Centre Campus

Main Library Kaisa House
The Main Library Kaisa House has 10 group study rooms. Eight of them are located on the fourth floor, one on the fifth floor and one on the sixth floor.

Equipment in the group study rooms:

  • 4038a4038b4040a4040b40414042 & 4043 (max. 5 pers). Big screen on the wall. Own portable with VGA or HDMI connection. The rooms do not have a fixed computer.
  • 40055005 & 6005 (max. 11 pers)
    • 4005. Video projector, connect with your own portable with VGA or HDMI. The room does not have a fixed computer.
    • 5005, 6005. A fixed computer and a video projector. To log in to the computer, you need a University of Helsinki account. Own portable with VGA or HDMI connection.  

There is also a chance to look at microfilms, listen to music, or scan images at the Kaisa House. UH external customers can read microfilms, but can not scan them. Read more about special work rooms and researcher lounges at the Kaisa House

Learning Centre Aleksandria
Aleksandria's five group study rooms are located on the 3rd floor.

Equipment in the group study rooms:

  • 329 & 333 (max. 10 pers). A fixed computer and a video projector. To log in to the computer, you need a University of Helsinki account. Own portable with VGA or HDMI connection. 
  • 330331 & 332 (max. 6 pers). Big screen on the wall. Own portable with VGA or HDMI connection. The rooms do not have a fixed computer.

Learning Centre Minerva
Minerva has four ring-shaped group work areas and two group study rooms. The rings can be used without booking.

 Equipment in the group study areas:

  • Rings 1-4 (max. 8 pers): A fixed computer and a big touch screen. To log in to the computer, you need a University of Helsinki account. Own portable with VGA or HDMI connection.  
  • Rooms K225 (max. 8 pers) &  K230 (max. 12 pers): A video projector. Own portable with VGA or HDMI connection. The rooms do not have a fixed computer.

Read more about study facilities in Aleksandria and Minerva

Kumpula Campus Library

Kumpula Campus Library has four group study rooms and a group work area (for 10-12 pers) on the first floor. The group work area can be used without booking.

Equipment in the group study rooms 1 G103c & 2 G103e (max. 3 pers), 3 G103g (max. 6 pers) & 4 G108a (max. 12 pers): Big screen on the wall. Own portable with VGA or HDMI connection. The rooms do not have a fixed computer.

Meilahti Campus Library

Meilahti Campus Library has two group study rooms on the second floor at Terkko Health Hub.

Equipment in the group study rooms 2021 & 2022 (max. 6 pers.): Big screen on the wall. Own portable with VGA or HDMI connection. Own portable or pad also wireless with AirMedia. The rooms do not have a fixed computer.

There is also AV-equipped auditorium, and computer room which may be reserved for teaching and meetings.

  • Auditorium, 2nd floor (max. 30 pers); overhead projector, slide projector, video projector + recorder, PC with file transfer capabilities
  • Computer room, 1st floor, 15 PCs, flip chart (very limited availability for reservation)

Viikki Campus Library

The group study rooms are located on the first, third and fourth floor of the library.

Equipment in the group study rooms 134 & 412 (max. 4 pers), 311313413 & 414 (max. 6 pers), 312 (max. 8 pers) & 136 (max. 12 pers): A fixed computer and a silver screen. To log in to the computer, you need a University of Helsinki account. Own portable with VGA or HDMI connection.  

If you need a video projector, you can borrow it with your library card at customer service. You can also book a video projector through the Office 365 calendar.