Arriving at Oodi

Helsinki Central Library Oodi

Töölönlahdenkatu 4, 00100 Helsinki

Opening hours

Mon–Fri 8–21
Sat–Sun 10–20

Exceptional opening hours

Information on guided tours

Töölönlahdenkatu 4, Helsinki, Finland

Meet you at Kansalaistori square!

Central Library Oodi is located in Helsinki city centre at Kansalaistori square, opposite Parliament House, in the immediate vicinity of the railway station. You can easily reach us from anywhere in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area using public transport.


Central Library Oodi’s three entrances are located at Kansalaistori square, on Eero Erkon katu at the end of Rautatientori square and on Töölönlahdenkatu at the end of Töölönlahti bay.

Public transport

By metro: Rautatientori square stop
By tram: Kaivokatu stop, lines 3, 5, 7, 6 and 9; Lasipalatsi stop, lines 1, 2, 4, and 10
By bus: Rautatientori square, Elielinaukio stop
By train: Helsinki Central Railway Station

You can find all the routes and timetables in Helsinki Region Transport’s journey planner.

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Oodi by bicycle

The Baana pedestrian and bicycle corridor runs from Ruoholahti to Kiasma, which is right next door to Oodi. From northern Helsinki, you can easily reach Oodi by following the edge of Central Park and Töölönlahti bay. There are bicycle racks next to every entrance, and the nearest city bike station is located close by, right next to the railway.

By car

The nearest paid car parks are P-Eliel and Aimo Park Finlandia.

Read more about P-Eliel

Read more about Aimo Park Finlandia

By taxi

The nearest taxi rank is located between Central Library Oodi and Sanoma House, on Eero Erkon katu. You can order a taxi to Oodi’s Eero Erkon katu entrance, and taxis can also drop off their customers in front of the entrance. The distance to the entrance is approximately five metres. The entrance is equipped with a ramp.



Particular attention was paid to accessibility when designing Oodi.


Are dogs allowed in Oodi?

The only pets allowed at Oodi are guide dogs.

Exceptional opening hours 2023

Sun 1 January, New Year’s Day, closed

Fri 6 January, Epiphany, open from 12:00 to 18:00

Fri 7 April, Good Friday, closed
Sat 8 April, from 10:00 to 20:00
Sun 9 April, Easter,  closed
Mon 10 April, Easter Monday, closed

Fri 28 April, staff development day, from 8:00 to 18:00

Sun 30 April, May Day Eve, from 10:00 to 16:00
Mon 1 May, May Day, closed

Thu 18 May, Ascension Day , from 12:00 to 18:00

Thu 22 June, Midsummer, from 8:00 to 18:00
Fri 23 June, Midsummer, closed
Sat 24 June, Midsummer, closed
Sun 25 June, Midsummer, closed

Fri 10 October, staff development day, from 8:00 to 18:00

Wed 6 December, Independence Day, from 12:00 to 18:00

Sat 23 December, Christmas Eve’s Eve, from 10:00 to 18:00
Sun 24 December, Christmas Eve, closed
Mon 25 December, Christmas Day, closed
Tue 26 December, Boxing Day, closed

Sun 31 December, New Years Eve, from 10:00 to 16:00

Exceptional opening hours 2024

Mon 1 January, New Year’s Day, closed

Sat 6 January, Epiphany, open from 12:00 to 18:00