Oodi Library

Helsinkiguide - Karin Niiniharju- Tours Oodi Library kirjasto Helsinki


  • - A design competition in 2012 to build the library was won by the Finnish architectural firm ALA Architects
  • - OODI was opened to the public on 5.12.2018, just one year late. Oodi is SITRA's project for the 100th anniversary of Finland's independence.


  • - Steel structure of the year (2018)
  • - The Best new Library in the World (2019)

See on the tour the world-renowned Ai Weiwei's Divina Proportione artwork.
Do you know how Helle Kannila and "bucida buceras" are related to Oodi? And why do Oodi's windows look like a snowfall?

Join me on an adventure and discover for yourself!

Oodi Library

Oodi extends a warm welcome to both groups and individual visitors!

Through the Central Library Oodi, it is possible to directly order guided tours only for library professionals as well as school and daycare groups. Oodi has entrusted all other group visits to be led by authorized Helsinki guides who have received Oodi training.

I am a dedicated Oodi guide, carefully selected and certified by Oodi. I have committed to participating in every training opportunity provided by Oodi, ensuring that I am continually improving my skills. My diverse experience includes guiding an array of groups, from high school students to esteemed EU delegations. I take great pride in customizing each Oodi tour according to the specific preferences of our guests. During the comprehensive tour, you will explore every floor of Oodi, gaining insight into its architecture, facilities, and services..

Guided Oodi tours take about an hour. Upon request, shorter and longer guided tours are also available within opening hours. Oodi is open on weekdays from 8 am to 10 pm and on weekends from 10 am to 8 pm. The price of a guided tour is 100 euros.

Guided tours at Oodi can be inquired about via email: helsinkiguide@karin.fi

Delighted to be of service! Welcome to Oodi!


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