Services of the Viikki Campus Library in spring and summer 2020

Campus Library services will resume on Monday August 17, 2020 in the Viikki Pop-up Library on the fourth floor of Info Centre Korona.

During the summer 2020 services will be provided from the Main Library at Kaisa House. Viikki collections has been culled, consolidated and moved during the spring, and some of the Viikki resources has been permanently relocated to the Main Library at Kaisa House. 

Please note that the exceptional situation may cause delay in the response.

The library's customer service desks generally are available normally on all campuses. The Campus Libraries' customer service desks are open Mon-Fri 10-17 and the Main Library's customer service desk Mon-Fri 10-19.

Chat on the library website is available Mon-Fri 10-17.

Phone service in the Main Library Kaisa House (02941 23920) is available Mon-Fri 8-20.

You can reach the Campus Libraries phone services during their customer service hours. At other times, calls are routed to Kaisa House.

Questions and feedback can be set also through email or webform.

As a rule, library staff will work remotely. Contact the library experts through service addresses.

Customer profiles cannot be accessed and no loans or reservations made during the service break in Helka, beginning July 16, 2020, as the library changes the library service platform. The service break lasts for a few weeks and ends in early August. Electronic resources are available during the break.

The renewal will cause small changes to customer services in Helka. Check out the changes and read more on the website Helka Renewed in the Summer 2020 →

There might be some inaccuracies in the holding information for our books even before the service break, because the Helka cannot be properly updated from June 18. For example, a textbook might be avilable, even if Helka says that all copies are borrowed or that the book is ordered, but have not arrived yet. Double check on the shelf, or call the library’s customer service. 

Viikki Campus Library and the public library in Viikki will have joint temporary premises on the fourth floor of Info Centre Korona. Viikki Pop-up Library will be open to the users of both libraries until the actual facilities are completed in summer 2021.

Campus Library services will resume in the Pop-up Library in August 2020.

The public library in Viikki will open its services at the Viikki Pop-up Library on Monday, June 22, 2020. The services of the City Library are open in summer Mon – Fri 12–18. The entrance is just a few steps from the old entrance at Viikinkaari 11 B.

As of Thursday, April 30, you get long-term loans on material from the Viikki Campus Library.

Due date will be no earlier than August 12, 2020, when you borrow or renew your loans

  • April 30 onwards for books with a 28-day loan period,
  • May 14 onwards for books with a 14-day loan period (textbooks), and
  • May 26 onwards for books with a 2-day loan period.

Book collections based on the classification used have been placed in a more compact manner in an area on the fourth floor. Publication series, journals and textbooks are also placed on the fourth floor. Some of the journals as well as theses, dissertations and the special collection have been moved to Kaisa House.

Location information for all material can be found in the Helka database.

Read more about Borrowing printed books in the exceptional situation.

The Viikki return box cannot be used during the campus library’s summer break. You can return books to Kaisa House, and outside opening hours, you can use the overnight return machine on Fabianinkatu. Books can also be returned to the Kumpula Campus Library return box during the spring and summer.

The 24h reading room closed in May 2020. As such, the reading room will not be in use even after the renovation of the Info Centre.

If you still have a key card to the 24h reading room, you can return it to the campus library's customer service. After filling out the invoice form at the customer service desk, the library will refund the deposit to your account.

  • Collection transfers were ongoing at the Viikki Campus Library in autumn 2019. Click here for the news article.
  • The Viikki 24-hour reading room is closed. Remember to return your access card! Click here for the news article.
  • Collections of the Viikki Campus Library will be moved to the 4th floor. Click here for the news article.
  • Journals, theses and special collection from Viikki are available now in the Main Library. Click here for the news article.
  • The Viikki Campus Library is open until Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
  • Viikki's books as a long-term loan on or after April 30, 2020. Click here for the news article.
  • Viikki public library will open its services in the Viikki Pop-up Library in June 2020 on the fourth floor of Info Centre Korona.
  • Campus Library services will resume in the Viikki Pop-up Library on Monday, August 17, 2020.
  • The renewed facilities will be opened on the first, second and third floors of Info Centre Korona in late summer 2021 at the earliest.

The library’s facility redesign project is connected to a larger University of Helsinki repair and remodelling project, during which Info Centre Korona will be comprehensively transformed. The renovations at Korona will be carried out in two stages:

  • First, second and third floors, summer 2020–summer 2021
  • Fourth and fifth floors, summer 2021–summer 2022.

The aim of Helsinki University Library is to create a diverse and flexible learning environment in cooperation with the public library in Viikki. The renewed facilities will be opened on the first, second and third floors of Info Centre Korona in late summer 2021 at the earliest.

  • The current number of places available for reading and study at the campus library will remain the same (approx. 270).
  • The number of facilities for groupwork and quiet work will also remain unchanged, and the equipment available for groupwork will be replaced.
  • The stations for borrowing and returning books will be redesigned.
  • Digital materials will be better highlighted in the learning environment.
  • Printed resources will be clearly organised on floors 1–3 of Info Centre Korona.