Audience Outreach

Cultural Events

The National Library organises cultural events and exhibitions open to all as well as training and other events designed for professional librarians.


Kansalliskirjasto järjestää vuosittain erilaisia näyttelyitä. Kirjaston monipuolinen kulttuuritoiminta tarjoaa elämyksiä, iloa ja innostusta kirjakulttuuriin ja tiedonhakuun kaikille kansalaisille. Näyttelyihin ja tapahtumiin on vapaa pääsy.

Friendship programme

The National Library’s friendship programme is open to everyone interested in literary culture and cultural heritage. The programme is informal in nature, and free of charge to join.

Please find more details about the programme on our Finnish and Swedish pages.

Guided tours

Guided tours are organised on Tuesdays 3pm-4pm and Fridays 11am-12am only. If the COVID-19 situation changes, opening hours and services can change quickly.

A guided tour is available to groups with 5 to 15 participants. The tour lasts approximately 45 minutes and takes the group into the various floors of the old library building, so we recommend that possible reduced mobility issues are discussed already when booking the tour.