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Libraries in Helsinki closed on Friday – welcome on Sunday!

Helsinki CityLibrary will be holding a staff development day on Friday, 5th October, during which all libraries and offices will be closed. The exception will be Kallio Library, which will open its doors at 19:00 for the night library. The night library is part of Kallio Library’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

To make up for the closure on Friday, customers will be in for a treat on Sunday, 7th October, when all libraries (except the children’s libraries operating in school buildings) will be open from 12:00 to 16:00 to celebrate the Helsinki 200 Years as Capital anniversary year. Since Helsinki City Library is also celebrating its 152nd anniversary on Sunday, there is twice as much cause for celebration and coffee will be served in all libraries.

Post-it up! and other activities

Many libraries will be organising special activities on 7th October. For example, Kannelmäki will be filled with songs about Helsinki, Munkkiniemi will celebrate the opening of the slow library and Kallio is organising a pet day.

In many libraries, customers can also give feedback on the good and bad aspects of their libraries using post-it notes as part of the Post-it up! event. You can post your comments at your own library on Sunday at Etelä-Haaga, Pohjois-Haaga, Library 10, Meetingpoint, Malmi, Malminkartano, Paloheinä, Puistola, Pukinmäki, Töölö, Vallila and Viikki.

Welcome to the library to celebrate Helsinki's 200-year history as Finland’s capital!

Revised opening hours:

Friday, 5th October, all libraries and offices of Helsinki City Library will be closed

  • Night library at Kallio Library from 19:00 to midnight

Sunday, 7th October, all libraries and offices of Helsinki City Library will be open from 12:00 to 16:00

  • Libraries that are normally open on Sundays will be open as usual
  • Children’s libraries operating in school buildings (Pikku Huopalahti, Ruoholahti and Sakarinmäki) will be closed