Nordic Library

Nordic Library

The Nordic Culture Point library, in the centre of Helsinki, specialises in Nordic literature. Its shelves are stocked with newspapers, magazines, books, music and films – all of which are Nordic in one way or another.

Library system will be down 30.6-2.7 due to system maintenance.

 

 

About the library

The library and cultural centre are unique Nordic assets, and their location in downtown Helsinki means they are easily accessible. Come on in!

You can borrow fiction by Nordic authors, in all of the Nordic languages. You can also borrow films and TV series from the Nordic countries. The library also has a wide-ranging collection of non-fiction.

The children’s section contains music, films, picture books, fiction and non-fiction in Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese and Greenlandic. There is also a young people’s section with a collection of Nordic books and films.

If you are interested in Nordic current affairs, you csn peruse our collection of Nordic daily newspapers and magazines. You are also welcome to use our computer workstations and wi-fi, or just find a quiet spot to focus on your work, your studies or a good book.

Nordic Culture Point also runs regular events with an emphasis on Nordic culture, e.g. visits by authors , film screenings, concerts seminars on topical social themes and discussions of Nordic issues.

OPENING HOURS

Opening hourds

June and August Mon-Fri open from 10-16
Closed for summer 23.6-31.7.

From September onwards

Mon, Tue, Thu 10–17
Wed 10–19
Fri 10–16
Sat 11–15

On days before holidays the library closes at 16.

Contact:

Address:
Kajsaniemigatan 9, Helsinki

Postal address:
Postbox 231, 00171 Helsinki

Tel. 010 583 1000 (8,35 cent/call + 16,69 cent/min.)
E-mail: bibba@nordiskkulturkontakt.org

 

THE LIBRARY SELECTION

You can borrow fiction by Nordic authors, in all of the Nordic languages. You can also borrow films, TV series and music from the Nordic countries. The library also has a wide-ranging collection of non-fiction.

The children’s section contains music, films, picture books, fiction and non-fiction in Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Danish, Icelandic, Faroese and Greenlandic. There is also a young people’s section with a collection of Nordic books and films.

You are also welcome to recommend a book that you think we should have in the library. Click on the link below to send us your suggestion.

Recommend a book 

 

Children's Corner at the Library

The Nordic library’s children’s corner is a fun place for all children. You can read a good book in a pile of pillows, draw a picture or listen to a story. Here you can find books, movies and music in all of the Nordic languages. By the windows towards the street you find the library’s youth corner where you can borrow young adult literature and movies, play some board games or read a book or magazine.