Opening hours and services from 1 September 2020 onwards

Limited service between November 30 and December 18

The text below will be updated on Monday 30th of November

From 1 September onwards, the National Library is open on weekdays between 9 am and 6 pm. Due to the coronavirus situation, the library is only open for research, study and the use of library materials. Please check our website for opening hours before making your way to the library. Situation may change rapidly due to government regulations.

  • From 1 September onwards, the library is open on weekdays between 9 am and 6 pm
  • Information service points in Rotunda, Slavonic library and the Special Collections Reading Room are open on weekdays from 10 am to 5 pm
  • Information service points in the North Hall and the Reprographic Service are closed
  • Our digital services are running as normal
  • Check the exceptional opening hours here

Customer service is limited and some information services will have to be postponed. These include services where we need to be next to the customer, such as advicing the use of microfilm readers. Also, not all devices and reading places are in use to maintain safe distances.

The Special Collections Reading Room is open and material is delivered there. However, even in the Special Collections Reading Room, close contact is prohibited and the customer must keep a distance when the attendant brings the materials. No information service is given alongside the material, and no material requiring close supervision is provided.

The microfilm readers and legal deposit workstations in the North Hall can be used on a self-service basis. Microfilms can be ordered and read, but the information service point is not open.

The Listening Room and its audio services are not available.

The Reprographic Service operates without close contact

The Intelibrary services are operating, however the delivery times may be longer than normal due to exceptional situation in other libraries.

You can find the opening hours and contact info of the Legal Deposit Office here.

Delivery times may be longer than usual for all materials and services.

Please check our website for opening hours before making your way to the library. Situation may change rapidly due to government regulations. We are operating according to guidelines established by the University of Helsinki.

Contact us

You can reach our customer service by email at kk-palvelu@helsinki.fi
Our customer service can be reached by phone on weekdays from 10 AM to 1 PM at +358 2941 23196.
You can also contact us via our chat service on weekdays at kansalliskirjasto.fi and kansalliskirjasto.finna.fi.