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.
- 2 general studios
- 2 editing rooms
- A photography and video studio
- A room for playing instruments
- A control room
- A drum room
- A media room
- Rooms for small groups
- 3D scanners, laser cutter, sticker printer, heat press, sewing machines, overlock sewing machines, embroidery machines and badge machines
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.
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The Urban Workshop’s services are opening
Sculpture by Ai Weiwei in Helsinki Central Library Oodi
Oodi Central Library resumes regular services on 1 June
Central Library Oodi to resume loans on 8 May
Returns are accepted from Monday 4th May on
What do the librarians at Oodi do while the libraries are closed?
Central Library Oodi and other Helsinki Culture and Leisure Division services closed until further notice
Some of Oodi’s services and rooms will be closed until March 31, 2020
Air quality sensors to become available for loan at four libraries in Helsinki as of 11 March
Oodi took Helsinki libraries to new heights in 2019
Urban Workshop’s Konehuone opens on 18 December
Central Library Oodi’s first year has been a success
Oodi’s 1-year anniversary celebrated on the eve of Independence Day
Playground Loru will be moved to the third floor of Oodi and the pram parking area will be expanded
Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and Oodi team up
A new public video art work from Jani Ruscica for Central Library Oodi
Helsinki Central Library Oodi announced as a finalist in international tourism awards
Helsinki Central Library Oodi chosen as the best new public library in the world