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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100 000

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64

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9

living trees

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News

1.3.2021

newswriting contest

The Helsinki City Library writing competition is concluded

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18.1.2021

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Oodi is the winner of the main DETAIL Prize 2020

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14.1.2021

art

The work of art in the spiral staircase of Oodi can now be experienced online

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14.12.2020

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Visit Oodi in VR

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14.12.2020

writing contest

Take part in a writing contest!

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9.12.2020

working life

Self-managed work at Oodi – benefit to both employees and customers

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27.11.2020

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Restricted services in Helmet libraries 30.11.–31.3.2021

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26.11.2020

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Brygga participation space to close after November

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14.10.2020

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Some of the services on Oodi’s 2nd floor will be closing Monday October 26 2020

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6.10.2020

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Central Library Oodi receives international cultural heritage award

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5.10.2020

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160-year-old Helsinki City Library keeps up with its time, reaches residents with versatile services

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29.9.2020

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Cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa recommend wearing masks when using municipal services

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27.9.2020

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Oodi’s quick reading tips

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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

art

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

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

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