Libraries

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Libraries

Library is open for everyone. There is a wide range of readable, watchable and listening choices available for free. Each library has client computers and offers a variety of programs and events for both children and adults.

Helsinki City Library has 37 libraries, four institutional libraries, five service points in the Service Centre of Helsinki and two mobile libraries.

In December 2018, Oodi opens its doors in the Töölönlahti. Oodi is a new age library that offers opportunities for meetings, adventure and relaxation. Read more about Ood here.

The homepages, opening hours and contact details of libraries are available in helmet.fi.

The exceptional opening hours of libraries are available  here.

Ask for advice

The City Library’s kysy.fi service can be used to ask questions about anything. The answers are posted online and sent by request to the person who asked the question by email. The Helsinki City Library answers most of the questions, but readers can also answer them. Answers and comments can be posted after signing in to the kysy.fi service.

Want to send communication materials to libraries?

The Helsinki City Library has a logistics centre – dispatch – from where books and other materials are distributed to all the libraries. The dispatch is located at the Pasila Library, which is the main library. Various communication and marketing materials, such as brochures and posters, can be requested to be distributed to libraries via the dispatch. More information here

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