A selection of board games for loan or to be played in the library for people of all ages.
All common payment cards accepted. Contactless payment option also available. No cash accepted.
Further information and reservations at Varaamo: https://varaamo.hel.fi/
Volunteer peer guides from Enter help seniors with using computers, tablets, smartphones and electronic services. Appointment booking at the library or by phone.
A selection of outdoor games available from April to October.
Want something new to read? Too much to read but don’t know where to start? Want some reading tips just for fun?
Quick reading tips is easy and fun way to get personalized reading list just for you. Helsinki City Library’s staff will make your list from words you choose from, and the list will come directly to your e-mail.
Fill a form and the marvelous world of books is on its way.
The rainbow shelf improves the discoverability and equality of LGBTQIA* material in the library. Library staff stock the rainbow shelf with materials for adults, young people and children that describe the life of sexual and gender minorities and rainbow culture mainly through positive representation. Homophobic and transphobic material does not belong on the rainbow shelf. Rainbow shelves can be found in several Helmet libraries, and all their materials can be reserved and borrowed in accordance with the Helmet rules of use. The material placed in the rainbow shelves of Helsinki City Library can be found in the Helmet database with the search word “sateenkaarihylly” (“rainbow shelf”).
Audiobooks in the Celia library are intended for people with various challenges with reading. As an online customer, you can use your device to listen to any of the 40,000 audiobooks in the library collection, and as a CD club customer audiobooks will be delivered to you at home every month. You will need a picture ID for registration. People under the age of 15 need a guarantor.
Further information (in Finnish): Celia.fi
During self-service hours, there are no staff at the library, but the facilities are monitored technically with the use of cameras, for example. During self-service hours you can check out and return material, use customer computers, read magazines, work or have meetings at the library. The wireless network is at your disposal. You can open the library door an enter by placing your library card below the device at the door with the barcode facing up and entering your four-digit PIN code. If you do not have your PIN code, the library staff will provide it to you during service hours.
You can print A4/A3 black and white or colour prints on the customer printers. Price €0.40 per one-sided sheet, €0.80 per two-sided sheet. Customers can also use the Papercut self-service and mobile printing service from their own devices.
Customers have the use of a free-of-charge wireless network.