The library has responded to customers' wishes with a digital library card, which is a welcome addition to Helka. With the digital Helka card, all library users will be able to borrow printed books from the self-service lending machines using a mobile device.
You can access the digital library card by logging in to the Helka database. On mobile devices the card can be found behind the three dots in the top right-hand corner. When using a computer, the card can be found on the My Account page.
Customers outside of Helsinki University need to have a physical Helka card before they can use the digital card. Helsinki University Students and staff need either a physical card or a digital card activated via the Studies Service for the digital card to be visible also in Helka.
Read more about the Helka card on the website Library card and borrowing rights.
How to open your Helka card on a mobile device
All Helsinki University Library customers can use the digital library card by logging in to the Helka database.
Log in to Helka.
Click on the three dots in the top right corner of the page to display the barcode of your library card.
Show the barcode to the reader at the self-service lending machine.