Visitors to the City Hall can view exhibitions at Virka Gallery.
Virka Info provides information in eight languages.
The City Hall lobby is equipped with six City Library computer terminals for use by the general public. The terminals can be used for the Internet, word and image processing, and browsing City Library databases. Most programmes are in multiple languages. Users should bring a USB flash drive to save their work.
Use of a terminal requires signing on with a City Library card and PIN or with username and password available from the general information desk.
The general public can attend City Council meetings. The public is seated on a balcony in the Council hall. Admission to the meetings is at Sofiankatu 3.
The City Register Office provides information on the decisions of the City Council and City Board.
City Register Office (in Finnish)
The Lion Block brochure on the City Hall quarters tells the colourful story of the block during the Swedish rule and from Finland’s early years as an autonomous Grand Duchy of Russia onwards.
The Lion Block brochure, available in PDF in six languages:
Wireless Internet access provided by the City
Many of the public spaces of the City of Helsinki and public areas of the city provide free wireless Internet access including Virka. Connecting to the Internet requires no username and password.