Helmet libraries are open as usual, and public events can be organised once again 

Helmet libraries are open as usual, and public events can be organised at libraries once again. Library facilities can be booked starting 1 February. Local guidance and group visits are also possible.  

You do not need to show a COVID-19 passport to visit a library or participate in public events.  

You can print out your COVID-19 passport at the library

The library staff can help you in downloading, printing or taking a screenshot of your COVID-19 passport, if necessary.

The following facilities provide COVID-19 passport printing service for Helsinki residents who do not have online banking credentials or who have problems with their COVID-19 certificate in My Kanta: the Helsinki Central Library Oodi, Cultural Centre Stoa in Itäkeskus, Kannelmäki Library in Kanneltalo and Malmi Library in Malmitalo.

Ensure good hand hygiene and keep a safe distance

The use of a face mask is recommended in the libraries for everyone aged 12 and over. Customers are advised to maintain good hand hygiene and keep a safe distance from other customers and staff.

Exceptional opening hours  

Sakarinmäki Library is closed and Myllypuro and Roihuvuori Libraries operate with reduced opening hours Wed 19 January – Sun 27 February. 

Image: City of Helsinki/Maarit Hohteri