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
The Helsinki City Library writing competition is concluded
Oodi is the winner of the main DETAIL Prize 2020
The work of art in the spiral staircase of Oodi can now be experienced online
Visit Oodi in VR
Take part in a writing contest!
Self-managed work at Oodi – benefit to both employees and customers
Restricted services in Helmet libraries 30.11.–31.3.2021
Brygga participation space to close after November
Some of the services on Oodi’s 2nd floor will be closing Monday October 26 2020
Central Library Oodi receives international cultural heritage award
160-year-old Helsinki City Library keeps up with its time, reaches residents with versatile services
Cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa recommend wearing masks when using municipal services
Oodi’s quick reading tips
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
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
How many books does Oodi have? Are dogs allowed in Oodi?
And other frequently asked questions.
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Oodi’s lending services can be found on Helmet web library.