Campus Libraries closed until January 31, textbooks and reserved material available in the Main Library

The campus libraries in Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki as well as all the self-study facilities will remain closed until Sunday 31 January 2021. Borrowing of textbooks and reservation pick-ups will be available from Kaisa House.

The Campus Libraries in Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki, as well as the Learning Centres Minerva and Aleksandria will remain closed at least until Sunday, January 31, 2021. 

All reading and working areas and collection floors (K3-K4, 2 and 4-7) in the Main Library Kaisa House are closed. Borrowing textbooks and reservation pick-ups will be available on weekdays between 8 am and 8 pm (from Dec 21 to January 10 on weekdays between 8 am and 6 pm). Entrance to the library by the main entrance in Fabianinkatu only. The lift from the metro station and Kaisaniemenkatu is only used for accessible route to the library. For assistance, please call the library customer service.

Borrowing of print material from Kaisa House will be available for all Helsinki University Library customers who have a Helka library card. You will be able to pick up textbooks from the shelves and borrow them using the self-service machines. You can also order books from the other collections in the Kaisa House as well as Kumpula, Meilahti and Viikki collections to be picked up at Kaisa House by making a normal reservation for the book in the Helka database.

You can reach the library's customer service by phone, e-mail and online. Customer service desks in the Campus Libraries are closed. The Main Library's customer service desk in Kaisa House is open on weekdays from 10 am to 7 pm. 

Avoid long and unnecessary stays at the library

The safety of our customers and staff is important to us.

  • Only visit the library when you're healthy. Long and unnecessary stays at the library should be avoided, so please keep your visits as short as possible.
  • Use a face mask.
  • Take care of hand hygiene.
  • Keep adequate distance from other customers and staff.
  • Please follow the instructions found at Kaisa House lobby when picking up books.

More information updates on the website

More information regarding the restrictions will be updated on the library's website. You'll find all the electonic customer service channels there as well.