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!

1st floor

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
  • Fazer Food & Co café and restaurant
  • Playground Loru
  • EU@Oodi
  • Helsinki-info
  • Brygga
  • Pop-up stalls

2nd floor

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

3rd floor

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
  • Fazer Food & Co café
  • The Citizens’ Balcony
  • 7 reading oases
  • 100,000 books
  • Magazines, films, sheet music and games

 

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Accessibility

Particular attention was paid to accessibility when designing Oodi.

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Principles for safer space

Together we are Oodi and together we create a safer library for all.

Book facilities

Facilities in Oodi can be booked through Varaamo ›.

Price list for Oodi’s rental premises ›

Lunch, snack or meeting coffee

Fazer 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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