What can I do at Oodi?

Oodi is what you want it to be. Meet friends, search for information, immerse yourself in a book or work. Create something new in Oodi’s studios or the Urban Workshop. Oodi’s services and facilities are available to you seven days a week, from early in the morning till late in the evening.

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Reserve a space or workstation

We welcome you to work, hold meetings and organise events at Oodi!

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Architecture

Oodi is a striking building with its glass and steel structures and wooden facade, its design a combination of traditional and contemporary flavours. The energy-efficient library is an impressive calling card for Finnish architecture.

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Fall in love with Oodi

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100 000

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News

20.3.2024

Your event at Oodi?

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19.3.2024

Central Library Oodi recorded its ten millionth visitor

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20.2.2024

Spaces and equipment bookings in Oodi has moved to the new Varaamo service

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30.11.2023

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Beloved Oodi turns five years old

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24.10.2023

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Oodi invites you to celebrate the diversity of poetry

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18.10.2023

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Obotti will be retired from service

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10.8.2023

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Visiting the children’s area in Oodi

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10.6.2023

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Oodi’s services for tourists

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1.6.2023

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The renovated children’s section at Oodi invites visitors to read books

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12.5.2023

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The opening of Oodi’s redesigned children’s area

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13.4.2023

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Oodi’s Guided Tours for Student Field Trips

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5.3.2023

The Helmet Activist Diploma campaign encourages environmental action

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17.11.2022

Library reservations increasing – borrowing from the shelves to be encouraged

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15.11.2022

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Oodi Book Fest: celebrating literature and Central Library’s fourth anniversary

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15.11.2022

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Library literary events developed to reach new audiences

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30.9.2022

Echoes – exposure and synchrony at the Oodi library 

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10.8.2022

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New art at Oodi in August

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18.6.2022

COVID-certificate printing services are closing at Oodi

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26.4.2022

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Helsinki City Library invites you to share and read empowering books

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19.4.2022

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How many books does Oodi have? Are dogs allowed in Oodi?

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Looking for the book search feature or borrowing information?

Oodi’s lending services can be found on Helmet web library.