Opening times
Mon–Fri
8–22
Sat–Sun
10–20
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Welcome to Oodi!

Oodi is Helsinki’s new Central Library and a living meeting place. Its wide range of services and facilities are available to residents seven days a week, from early in the morning till late in the evening. Oodi functions as a living room for residents, located right at the heart of Helsinki.

Oodi's lending services can be found on Helmet.

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What can I do at Oodi?

Oodi is what you want it to be. Meet friends, create art, read and relax. Visit Oodi with your family, book a meeting room or spend a work day in a calm environment. You can even hold your own event at Oodi!

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Architecture

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.

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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.

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Fall in love with Oodi

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100 000

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54

employees

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living trees

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News

30.9.2019

artnews

A new public video art work from Jani Ruscica for Central Library Oodi

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25.9.2019

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Helsinki Central Library Oodi announced as a finalist in international tourism awards

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27.8.2019

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Helsinki Central Library Oodi chosen as the best new public library in the world

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26.8.2019

games

The Wonders of Oodi – an interactive game

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29.7.2019

services

Need a basketball or a skateboard? We got it!

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26.4.2019

services

Oodi as textbook case of service design

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21.3.2019

event

All Digital Week at Oodi 26.3.

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13.3.2019

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Reshape 2019 to examine our changing work culture and digitalisation at Central Library Oodi

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26.2.2019

robotics

Oodi robots named after children’s book characters

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25.1.2019

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Powerful library women, Helle and Maija

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14.12.2018

event

The public has adopted Oodi as its own

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6.12.2018

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Oodi’s second floor to open for customers on 28 December

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27.11.2018

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Learning the building, alphabetising the materials

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5.11.2018

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The grand opening for Oodi will be held on the eve of Finnish Independence Day and on Independence Day

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31.10.2018

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Italian shelves waiting for stories

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28.9.2018

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Oodi personnel at the ready

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30.8.2018

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Signs show where to go

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31.7.2018

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Oodi breathes through its stairways, walls and shelves

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2.7.2018

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What magazines would you like to read in Oodi?

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2.7.2018

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Kino Regina brings films to Oodi

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How many books does Oodi have? Are dogs allowed in Oodi?

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