Oodi is a house of partnership. The Kino Regina cinema of the National Audiovisual Institute, Playground Loru, youth centre, Helsinki-Info and EU@Oodi offering EU information all serve customers under one roof. The café and restaurant services available on the first and third floor are provided by Food & Co.
EU@Oodi, the local Europa Experience showroom in Finland, is co-hosted by the European Commission and the European Parliament. It is a public space where you can find information on the European Union. EU@Oodi contains various media stations that you can use to learn about the functioning and objectives of the Union. A guide is always present to help you out with using the information sources available.
Food & Co. Oodi
Enjoy fresh cinnamon buns and a glass of wine with your favourite book at Oodi! You can find two cafés in Oodi; a modern café restaurant on the first floor and a more traditional café on the third floor, where you can read the daily papers and enjoy the cafés’ selection either indoors or outdoors. Oodi’s cafés are open from morning to evening nearly every day of the year. We look forward to seeing you!
The National Audiovisual Institute’s new cinema Kino Regina is a tribute to one of the brightest stars of Finnish cinematic history, Regina Linnanheimo. The cinema’s programming will follow the already established main principles of KAVI’s screening operations. In other words, the cinema will be screening major works from the history of cinema as well as rare gems, without forgetting popular culture.
Playground Loru is an open meeting place for children and families with children in Central Library Oodi. Loru offers guided activities for children an families. Together with Oodi, playground Loru highlights the role of children’s literature and culture in Helsinki.
The Oodi youth space is located on the 1st floor balcony, just above the returning point. Aimed at all young people under the age of 29, the youth space is open from Wednesday to Sunday, with youth workers on-site during the library’s opening hours. The youth space is ideal for hanging out, doing homework or participating in groups set up by young people, for example. The youth space serves as a safe meeting spot for all young people.