Safer space principles for the library: Answer the survey or drop in to our workshops

The library invites students and other library users to collaborate on our Safer Space Principles for learning spaces and events in the library.
Answer the survey

In this survey, we want to find out what you consider the most important safer space principles in public spaces like libraries.  

It only takes 5 minutes to answer. You can answer anonymously. Responses will be handled with confidence by the library's Sustainability Team.

The online survey for library’s customers is open from September 18 to October 2 2023. 

Drop in for a workshop on campus

Safer space themed pop-up workshops will be organized on all university campuses. 

You can drop in for a few minutes and share your thoughts on what would make your campus library a safer space for you.

The workshops will take place as follows

Thursday 21 September between 1-3 pm 

  • The Kaisa House, Fabianinkatu 30 
  • Viikki Campus Library, Viikinkaari 11 

Monday 25 September between 1-3 pm 

  • Meilahti Campus Library, Haartmaninkatu 4 

Tuesday 26 September between 1-3 pm 

  • Kumpula Campus Library, Physicum, Gustav Hällströminkatu 2 
  • The Kaisa House, Fabianinkatu 30 

As a reward for participating in the workshop, you will receive a library overall badge, which you cannot buy anywhere else. 

A safer space for all, responsibly

Safer space principles and practices aim to create a mental and physical space where everyone works to build an equal, respectful and open atmosphere and dialogue. The choice of the word "safer" instead of "safe" suggests that it is not possible to quarantee that a space is completely safe for everyone. 

The development of the Safer Space Principles in the Library is part of the University's theme year of Responsible Interaction