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.Read more
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
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Need a basketball or a skateboard? We got it!
Oodi as textbook case of service design
All Digital Week at Oodi 26.3.
Reshape 2019 to examine our changing work culture and digitalisation at Central Library Oodi
Oodi robots named after children’s book characters
Powerful library women, Helle and Maija
The public has adopted Oodi as its own
Oodi’s second floor to open for customers on 28 December
Learning the building, alphabetising the materials
The grand opening for Oodi will be held on the eve of Finnish Independence Day and on Independence Day
Italian shelves waiting for stories
Oodi personnel at the ready
Signs show where to go
Oodi breathes through its stairways, walls and shelves
What magazines would you like to read in Oodi?
Kino Regina brings films to Oodi
Building a heaven
Builders praised at topping out ceremony
Oodi presented at the Venice International Architecture Exhibition