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Library's guide for new employees

Hanken library in Helsinki

Hanken library in Helsinki is located in Hanken's main building. The library provides services mainly for Hanken's students and staff, but is also open to the public. From the library's collections, you get access to a large amount of printed and electronic literature and information in Hanken's subject areas.

The library's study environment mainly consists of quiet reading areas. The Skills Lab in the library's help zone can be used for group work. In the computer room, there are computers for individual work. Hanken's wireless network is available in the whole library.

Watch the video below for a virtual tour of the library in Helsinki:

Library card

You need a library card and PIN code to borrow printed books. Apply for a card via the electronic form below:

After receiving your library card, you need to activate the card in Hanken's search service Hanna. Watch the tutorial video below (1:25) for instructions:

Borrowing and returning

You can borrow books on the self check machines or at the library's service desk. The loan periods for Hanken's staff are:

  • course books: 7 days
  • other books: 84 days, but they need to be returned after 28 days if someone else makes a reservation. 

Books are returned to the library's return shelf. When the library is closed, you can return books in the wood throw-in box at the library's main entrance or in the glass throw-in box at Hanken's main entrance.

No fee is charged to staff for late returns.


Unavailable items can be reserved in Hanna or at the service desk. Watch the video below for instructions: 

Note that:

  • You will receive an email notification when the item is available.
  • Reserved books will be kept on the pick-up shelf for four days, and are arranged on the shelf by customers' last names.
  • Remember to cancel your reservation if you no longer need the item.
  • No reservation fee is charged to staff.

Other libraries in the Helsinki region

You can also register as a customer at other libraries in Finland. Through the national search portal Finna, you can check which libraries in the capital region or in other parts of Finland have the literature you need.

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Interlibrary loans

Books and articles that aren't available in the Hanken library or in any other library in the Helsinki region (for students or staff in Helsinki) or in libraries in Vaasa (for students or staff in Vaasa), can be requested for free as inter library loan. More information about this service is available on the library’s homepage. 

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