The Finnish Heritage Agency Library which is located on Sturenkatu in Helsinki, is a research library specializing in cultural heritage.
The German Library was founded in the 19th century by private intiative. Since 1955 the library is maintained by the German Library Association (Saksalainen kirjastoyhdistys).
The library is open for everyone and offers approximately 40 000 books in German language, of which all can be loaned except for reference works. The usage of the library is free of charge and it is possible to borrow books outside of Helsinki.
The library offers guided tours for different groups and hosts literary evenings and other events. Since 1991 the library has been a literary centre for German-speaking countries and 2008 the library joined the Austriaca-database for Austrian literature. In 2007 the library received the award "Kulturpreis Deutsche Sprache".
Diak offers education in social work, health care, diaconia and interpreting. The Helsinki Campus is located in Hermanni, between Kalasatama and Arabia.
The library, chapel, restaurant and art gallery, Galleria Diak, are also open to the public.
The main library of the Helsinki City Library is located in east Pasila. Built in 1986 the building was designed by architect Kaarlo Leppänen.
The Studium Catholicum is a Catholic cultural centre, a meeting point and a library.
Oulunkylä library is a modern library and a living room for the locals in the heart of Oulunkylä.
Maunula House is a community centre that offers a wide range of cultural and recreational services for everyone. The diverse activities of Maunula House are organised by Helsinki City Library, the Youth Department and the Finnish Adult Education Centre in collaboration with the community centre's users. There's also a café, Månsas Deli.
Oodi is Helsinki's new Central Library and a living meeting place in the city centre on the Kansalaistori Square. Oodi is a venue for events, a house of reading and a diverse urban experience. It will provide its users with knowledge, new skills and stories, and will be an easy place to access for learning, story immersion, work and relaxation. Oodi is a library of a new era, a living and functional meeting place open for all.
The Finnish Literature Society (SKS) promotes the advancement of a diverse Finnish culture. The work of SKS is based on an up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the roots of the culture and the contemporary profile of a multicultural and multilingual Finland. The archives and library at SKS are open to everyone.