Summer in Helmet library
Summer has started in Helmet library. Check the opening hours during summer on your own library’s pages. Here are some tips for the summer holidays.
1. 100 loans for the holidays
You can have an abundance of reading during the summer: you may have 100 loans and 50 holds as a Helmet library customer. Spend your summer with books, magazines, games and music.
2. Packing light with e-books
Books, magazines, movies and music are available for you in the eLibrary whether you spend your summer in town or at the beach. Read more in Instructions for e-book services.
3. Libraries are open during summer – and eLibrary 24/7
Almost all the libraries have shortened hours during summer. Please check your own library’s summer hours on Helmet.fi. Check also opening hours for the self-service libraries. Helmet eLibrary is at your service all summer round the clock.
Following libraries are open on Saturdays: all libraries in Espoo (except Tapiola library, which is closed on Saturdays 17.6.-11.8.), and in Vantaa Lumo, Myyrmäki, Tikkurila, Länsimäki and Point (some libraries of Espoo and Vantaa with self service, library card and PIN code needed). In Helsinki: Itäkeskus, Oodi, Suomenlinna and Töölö.
In Helsinki Oodi library and in Espoo Entresse, Iso Omena and Sello library are open even on Sundays. There is also self-service on Sundays in many libraries of the Helsinki region. Please check each library page for the information.
Hakunila library in Vantaa will be renovated and closed all of July.
4. Renew your loans during holidays
It is easy to renew your loans from wherever you are by checking in to your own account. You can renew your loans 5 times if there are no holds for them. To renew your loans you need your Helmet library card and a pin code. You can also download the Taskukirjasto (Pocket Library) app.
You can return your loans in any Helmet libraries or mobile libraries.
5. Freeze your holds while on a trip
If you are unable to pick up your holds while on holiday, use the possibility to freeze the holds. Check in to your own account and click “freeze”. This way your loans will not be available for pick up before you unlock the hold. Your place in the reservation queue stays unchanged.
6. Nothing to do? Come to the library!
There are lots of activities in the library all summer. Check the summer happenings on Helmet.fi Events Calendar. Many libraries have events especially for children.
7. Enjoy the summer!
The most important thing to remember is to enjoy the summer and holidays.
Helmet library wishes all the customers a happy summer!
Photo: Helsinki City Library