KuvA and TeaK libraries close April 30 – students and staff, take care of your library business early

Theatre Academy and Academy of Fine Arts libraries close on April 30 due to the renovation and moving of the new Sörnäinen campus library. Uniarts students, teachers and staff, take care of your library business early.

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Uniarts Helsinki library’s Theatre Academy and Academy of Fine Arts facilities will close on April 30 from all library users. Please note early closure due to May Day, and check library opening hours from Arsca. After April 30 library materials cannot be accessed until autumn, when the new Sörnäinen campus library opens. This applies to Uniarts staff and students: no exceptions because all materials are packed or stored due to the renovation and moving.

Take care of your library business before April 30 and don’t leave your visit to the last day. This way we can ensure a safe visit for all users during the COVID-19 pandemic. The reservations on materials that have not been borrowed by April 30 will be cancelled.

Library facilities in Helsinki are limited to Uniarts students and staff in April

Other services

Theatre Academy (TeaK) and Academy of Fine Arts (KuvA) libraries do not process acquisition proposals from April 30 to August 31. 

The possibility to return loans to Music Centre during summer will be notified once the university guidelines are specified. You cannot return materials to TeaK and KuvA libraries during the closure. 

Library staff at TeaK and KuvA libraries will focus on tasks related to the moving and renovation. E.g. donations will not be accepted during the closure. 

While the libraries are closed, make use of the electronic materials library provides. Extensive online resources are available via Arsca, and you can access all electronic materials 24/7. Find out more about how to use electronic materials

Sörnäinen campus library

The library units of Theatre Academy and Academy of Fine Arts will close temporarily on April 30, 2021, before merging.  Please borrow all the material you need in advance. During the summer 2021 the collections will be merged, and the library space in Haapaniemenkatu will be furnished in the advent of opening in autumn 2021. Please see the library website for up-to-date information on our opening hours.  

Academy of Fine Arts and Theatre Academy libraries’ loan due date is October 1, 2021. During the closure, the Sibelius Academy library is open with restrictions that are subject to change due to the corona virus situation. The summer opening hours at Sibelius Academy library will be communicated in May.

The new campus library will have working spaces, and places to relax and unwind oneself among collections related to arts.