You can borrow books with a Helka library card at the Helsinki University Library’s service points.
- In order to get the card, activate your customer information in Helka database by signing in with your Helsinki University user credentials.
- Your Helka library card will be ready for pick-up after activation. You can pick up your card from any Helsinki University Library location during customer service hours. Please remember to bring an official ID card with you.
You can request books, renew loans and, when necessary, pay overdue fines in the Helka database. In order to use the library's self-service lending machines, you need a PIN code which you have to set in your customer account in the Helka database.
Do not update your contact information in Helka, as the contact information is automatically updated from the background systems of the University of Helsinki. So, please notify university services (eg. Oodi/Sisu) of any changes in your contact information.
The Helka library card also works in special Helka libraries, external to the university. To borrow from the collections of the National Library of Finland you need a National Library card.