The facilities and functions of Oodi
Every floor in Oodi has its own character, based on the possibilities it offers. Oodi has room for both quiet and more noisy activities. Explore the diverse facilities of Oodi!
events, coffee and meetings
The active public facilities and large event venues, such as the cinema and the multi-purpose hall, are located on the first floor. The busy entrance hall forms the floor of transition and partners, and also contains the quick library services: here you can return items you have borrowed and take out the latest books.
- Kino Regina cinema
- Maijansali Hall
- Food & Co. café and restaurant
- Pop-up stalls
workshops, learning and interaction
The second floor is dedicated to work, learning by doing, interaction and sharing time with others, and has studios, game rooms, urban workshops, work and meeting rooms, and group work facilities.
- Recording studio (control room, studio, singing booth) (studios 2-4)
- Synthesizer studio and drums / percussion (studio 5)
- DJ and karaoke studio and piano (studio 6)
- Photograph and video studio (studio 7)
- Digitizing studio (VHS, Beta, DV, cassette etc) (studio 1)
- Group rooms and working spaces
- Immersive space Kuutio
- Group kitchen (Learning space 4)
- 3D-printers, laser cutter, uv-printer, large image printer, vinyl cutter, sähkötyöpisteitä, heat press, sewing machines, badge makers
Book Heaven, Citizens’ Balcony and children’s section
The top floor is a place to relax and unwind. Underneath the undulating ceiling, you can have a break from your daily chores, have some coffee and admire the view from the Citizens’ Balcony. This floor resembles a traditional library the most. The children’s section is also located here.
- The children’s section
- Playground Loru
- Food & Co. café
- The Citizens’ Balcony
- 7 reading oases
- 100,000 books
- Magazines, films, sheet music and games
Particular attention was paid to accessibility when designing Oodi.
Principles for safer space
Together we are Oodi and together we create a safer library for all.
Lunch, snack or meeting coffee
Food & Co. offers delicious food from morning till evening, seven days a week. The restaurant also offers catering services for meetings and events.
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The Helsinki City Library writing competition is concluded
Oodi is the winner of the main DETAIL Prize 2020
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Take part in a writing contest!