Helsinki University Library is an active partner in cooperation within the university, nationally and internationally.
Domestic Cooperation
Cooperation of ALMA Libraries

ALMA libraries in Finland are Finnish university, college and specialty libraries that introduced a new library service platform in 2019-2020. ALMA is a unified library service platform through which an organization can manage all printed, electronic, and digital materials in a single interface. ALMA is used by libraries and universities as a cloud service. ALMA has been produced by Ex libris.

The ALMA library service platform and customer interface for Helka libraries are provided by Helsinki University Library.

Library and Information Services Associations and Societies
International Cooperation

LIBER is a network of European science libraries that promotes, among other things, open science. Representatives of Helsinki University Library participate in the various working groups of LIBER and in the work of the program committee of the LIBER conferences. The library has also been involved in the LIBER Emerging Leaders program.

The League of European Research Universities (LERU) is a consortium of 23 top European universities that promotes the conditions and opportunities for basic research in Europe and participates in global collaboration.

Due to authoritative contacts with the scientific community, LERU's statements are monitored and have a weight in science policy. The representative of the Helsinki University Library is a member of the Information and Open Access Policy Group.

International Associations and Societies
Infrastuctures and Communities for Open Science

Founded in 2017, the Global Sustainability Coalition for Open Science Services (SCOSS) is a network of influential organizations committed to helping secure an open science infrastructure well into the future.

The aim of the network is to help identify non-commercial services that are essential to open science and to make valid recommendations as to which of these services should be eligible for financial support.

Helsinki University Library supports the services with membership fees.


Helsinki University Library is an active partner in national and international projects and initiatives related to the development and research of library and information services.

If you are looking for a partner in a project in the field, feel free to contact Helsinki University Library.

Library at the university's Research Portal
Cooperation within University of Helsinki

Helsinki University Library works in close cooperation with the various units, faculties and service providers of the University of Helsinki.

Key partners at the university include HY 24/7, Student Services, Research Services, Educational Technology Services and the IT Center.