Fiction book club once a month
Recycling point for books brought in by customers.
All common payment cards accepted. No cash accepted.
Help with using the library’s or your own devices (computer, smartphone or tablet) and electronic services
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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
A hatch that you can use to return material to the library outside opening hours. Returning material through the hatch is at your own risk and you will not be issued with a receipt. The material will be registered as returned during service hours when the library next opens. Overdue fees will accumulate for any late material until the return is updated in your loan details. Large items will not fit through the hatch.
Customers have the use of Stadinetti, a free-of-charge wireless network provided by the City of Helsinki.