Opening times
Mon–Fri
8–22
Sat–Sun
10–20
Exceptional opening hours

Welcome to Oodi!

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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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Book facilities

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

books

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64

employees

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9

living trees

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2

cafés

News

20.8.2020

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Photo and video studio is now open

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13.8.2020

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Lunch concerts of Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra in Helsinki libraries this autumn

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7.8.2020

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Autumn begins at Oodi and more services open

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31.7.2020

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Relief from exhausting everyday life – Ami Lindholm’s media art exhibition at Oodi wants to comfort parents

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29.7.2020

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Reading tips for you

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3.7.2020

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The doors to immersive art will open at Oodi

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10.6.2020

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The Urban Workshop’s services are opening

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1.6.2020

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Sculpture by Ai Weiwei in Helsinki Central Library Oodi

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29.5.2020

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Oodi Central Library resumes regular services on 1 June

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7.5.2020

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Central Library Oodi to resume loans on 8 May

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30.4.2020

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Returns are accepted from Monday 4th May on

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20.3.2020

Backstage

What do the librarians at Oodi do while the libraries are closed?

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16.3.2020

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Central Library Oodi and other Helsinki Culture and Leisure Division services closed until further notice

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13.3.2020

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Some of Oodi’s services and rooms will be closed until March 31, 2020

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13.3.2020

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Air quality sensors to become available for loan at four libraries in Helsinki as of 11 March

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5.2.2020

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Oodi took Helsinki libraries to new heights in 2019

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16.12.2019

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Urban Workshop’s Konehuone opens on 18 December

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26.11.2019

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Central Library Oodi’s first year has been a success

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25.11.2019

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Oodi’s 1-year anniversary celebrated on the eve of Independence Day

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15.11.2019

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Playground Loru will be moved to the third floor of Oodi and the pram parking area will be expanded

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

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Looking for the book search feature or borrowing information?

Oodi’s lending services can be found on Helmet web library.