The grand opening of Helsinki Central Library Oodi.

Helsinki is about to open a brand new Helsinki Central Library - Oodi. The grand opening is due on the 5th of December 2018.

Oodi is said to be a house of literature and an all-around urban experience, a living meeting, learning place, a venue for events right in a heart of town. The building will not only house a library, but also a cinema, a recording studio, gaming rooms, space for hands-on activities, areas for workshops, and a tranquil area.

The approximated cost of the building is €98 million. The state will pay €30 million, while the city of Helsinki will pay the rest.

You can read more about this grand library project on

Grand Opening programme

You can also watch the video, which will take you inside the Central Library:


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