Oodi is a striking building with its glass and steel structures and wooden facade, its design a combination of traditional and contemporary flavours. The energy-efficient library is an impressive calling card for Finnish architecture. ALA Architects is responsible for the architectural planning and YIT is the building contractor.
Service design as part of the planning process
Oodi’s planning process has utilised service design to achieve the best possible customer experience. Service design was used in the design of the signs and furniture, as well as the placement of the library’s materials. The natural solutions for each floor as well as the cooperation partners’ wishes were discussed together.
Fall in love with Oodi
Photo and video studio is now open
Lunch concerts of Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in Helsinki libraries this autumn
Autumn begins at Oodi and more services open
Relief from exhausting everyday life – Ami Lindholm’s media art exhibition at Oodi wants to comfort parents
Reading tips for you
The doors to immersive art will open at Oodi
The Urban Workshop’s services are opening
Sculpture by Ai Weiwei in Helsinki Central Library Oodi
Oodi Central Library resumes regular services on 1 June
Central Library Oodi to resume loans on 8 May
Returns are accepted from Monday 4th May on
What do the librarians at Oodi do while the libraries are closed?
Central Library Oodi and other Helsinki Culture and Leisure Division services closed until further notice
Some of Oodi’s services and rooms will be closed until March 31, 2020
Air quality sensors to become available for loan at four libraries in Helsinki as of 11 March
Oodi took Helsinki libraries to new heights in 2019
Urban Workshop’s Konehuone opens on 18 December
Central Library Oodi’s first year has been a success
Oodi’s 1-year anniversary celebrated on the eve of Independence Day
Playground Loru will be moved to the third floor of Oodi and the pram parking area will be expanded
How many books does Oodi have? Are dogs allowed in Oodi?
And other frequently asked questions.
Looking for the book search feature or borrowing information?
Oodi’s lending services can be found on Helmet web library.