Group study facilities
The group study facilities can only be reserved by the students and staff of the University of Helsinki. All the Helsinki University Library sites and both learning centres have group study facilities for students to use.
Rules for the group study rooms

The group study facilities in the University learning centres and Helsinki University Library can only be reserved by the students and staff of the University. The facilities are meant for group study – you may not reserve them for your personal use, public meetings or teaching.

The group study facilities are available for use during the opening hours of the library sites and learning centres.

To make a reservation, you need the University’s Office365 account and calendar. Group study room can be reserved for maximum of 2 hours/person/day. Longer bookings can be cancelled without further notice. A reservation expires 30 minutes after its starting time if none of the members of the group have arrived.

You may use the space temporarily if it is not reserved. However, users with a reservation always take precedence. 

Keep the facilities tidy and clean up after yourself.

Group study areas and equipment

The Main Library in Kaisa House has 10 group study rooms. Eight of them are located on the fourth floor, one on the fifth floor and one on the sixth floor.

Equipment in the group study rooms on the fourth floor (max. 5 people)

  • There is a large screen on the wall. 
  • You can connect your own laptop to it with a VGA or HDMI cable. 
  • The rooms do not have a fixed computer.
  • Group study facilities in the O365 calendar: Kaisa-talo, Group Study Rooms 4038a, 4038b, 4040a, 4040b, 4041, 4042 and 4043.

Equipment in the larger group study rooms (max. 11 people) on the fourth, fifth and sixth floors

  • 4005. The room has a video projector. You can connect your own laptop to it with a VGA or HDMI cable. The room does not have a fixed computer.
  • 5005, 6005. These rooms have a fixed computer and a video projector. A University of Helsinki user account is required to access the computer. You can connect your own laptop with a VGA or HDMI cable.
  • Group study facilities in the O365 calendar: Kaisa-talo, Group Study Rooms 4005, 5005 and 6005.

Kumpula Campus Library has 10 group study rooms which require a booking and a group study area (for 10–12 persons) which can be used without booking.

Equipment in the first-floor group study rooms

  • There is a large screen on the wall. 
  • You can connect your own laptop to it with VGA or HDMI cable. 
  • The rooms do not have a fixed computer.
  • Group study facilities in the O365 calendar: Kumpula Campus Library, Group Study Rooms 1 G103c, 2 G103e, 3 G103g and 4 G108a.

Equipment in the second-floor group study rooms

  • G227, G228 and G229. These rooms do not have fixed computers nor connections for laptops.
  • G226, G230 and G231. The rooms have a screen on a desk which you can connect to your laptop.
  • Group study facilities in the O365 calendar: Kumpula Campus Library, Group Study Rooms G226, G227, G228, G229, G230 and G231.

Meilahti Campus Library has two group study rooms on the second floor at Terkko Health Hub.

Equipment in the group study rooms (max. 6 people)

  • There is a large screen on the wall. 
  • You can connect your own laptop to it with a VGA or HDMI cable. 
  • In addition, you can also connect your own laptop or tablet wirelessly with AirMedia. 
  • The rooms do not have a fixed computer.
  • Group study facilities in the Office365 calendar: Terkko, Group Study Room TK2.21 and TK2.22.

Viikki Campus Library has 16 group study rooms. Six of them are located on the floor K1 and ten on the second floor.

Equipment in the larger group study rooms (6-11 people)

  • 55 or 75 inch screen. You can connect your own laptop to it with a HDMI cable. 
  • The rooms do not have a fixed computer.
  • Audio through the screen's speakers.
  • Group study facilities in the O365 calendar:
    • Infokeskus, K1036, Library Group Study Room (11)
    • Infokeskus, K1041, Library Group Study Room (8)
    • Infokeskus, K1042, Library Group Study Room (6)
    • Infokeskus, K1043, Library Group Study Room (6)
    • Infokeskus, K1044, Library Group Study Room (6)
    • Infokeskus, 2030, Library Group Study Room (6)
    • Infokeskus, 2031, Library Group Study Room (6)
    • Infokeskus, 2032, Library Group Study Room (6)

Equipment in the smaller group study rooms (2-3 people)

  • The rooms do not have AV equipment.
  • Group study facilities in the O365 calendar:
    • Infokeskus, K1040, Library Group Study Room (3)
    • Infokeskus, 2034, Library Group Study Room (2)
    • Infokeskus, 2035, Library Group Study Room (2)
    • Infokeskus, 2036, Library Group Study Room (2)
    • Infokeskus, 2037, Library Group Study Room (2)
    • Infokeskus, 2038, Library Group Study Room (2)
    • Infokeskus, 2039, Library Group Study Room (2)
    • Infokeskus, 2040, Library Group Study Room (2)

Aleksandria's five group study rooms are located on the third floor.

Equipment in the smaller group study rooms (max. 6 people)

  • There is a large screen on the wall. 
  • You can connect your own laptop to it with a VGA or HDMI cable. 
  • The rooms do not have a fixed computer.
  • Group study facilities in the O365 calendar: Fabianinkatu 28, Aleksandria Group Study Room 330, 331 and 332.

Equipment in the larger group study rooms (max. 10 people)

  • These rooms have a video projector.
  • You can connect your own laptop with a VGA or HDMI cable.
  • The rooms do not have a fixed computer.
  • Group study facilities in the O365 calendar: Fabianinkatu 28, Aleksandria Group Study Room 329 and 333.

The library's lease at the Minerva Learning Centre is coming to an end. The Learning Centre will continue to operate in its current use until the end of 2022. Renovations will start in May 2023, but the space will be kept open during the spring and will be available to students until the renovations begin.

  • The learning centre will be cleared of computers, screens and other computer equipment between December 2022 and January 2023.
  • The Office365 calendars for group study rooms K225 and K230 have been closed in November so that no reservations for 2023 can be made.
  • Group study rooms can still be used during spring 2023, but cannot be booked.

Minerva has four ring-shaped, curtained-off group study areas and two group study rooms.

Equipment in the ring-shaped group study areas (max. 8 people)

  • Until the end of 2022: A fixed computer and a large touchscreen. A University of Helsinki user account is required to access the computer.
  • You can connect your own laptop to it with a VGA or HDMI cable. 

Equipment in the group study rooms (max. 12 people)

  • Until the end of 2022: The rooms have a video projector. 
  • You can connect it to your own laptop with a VGA or HDMI cable.
  • The rooms do not have a fixed computer.
  • Group study facilities in the O365 calendar: Minervan oppimiskeskus, Group Study Room K225 and K230.
Instructions on how to book a group study room with Office365 Calendar
  1. Open your O365 Calendar. Click New event on the upper left corner. Type the name and of the booking and select the date and time.
  2. Go to Search for a room or location. The menu shows earlier rooms you've booked. Always select + Browse with Room Finder to see vacant rooms.
  3. Type Group Study Rooms for Students on Building section under the Room Finder. You can see all vacant rooms in the list.
  4. Select the desired room and click Send.
  5. The reservation is valid only after you have received en email to confirm it. Always check the email sent by the room and save it in case there is a problem with the reservation. 

Group study room can be reserved for maximum of 2 hours/person/day. Your reservation will be rejected if

  • it is too long (more than two hours),
  • the reservation is outside the opening hours,
  • you don't have reserving rights, or
  • if someone else has made a reservation at the same time as you.

You can cancel your reservation in your own O365 calendar.