Active Learning Center

”Now what do you do here?” The Active Learning Center is also a library. The reservation system is an access point to the vast HelMet-collection. And even though we have a limited amount of shelf space, the floating collection ensures fresh books daily.

If your literary needs have been fulfilled, sit down with a magazine or build a tower of blocks. Maybe you use the Center to sew a new pair of pants or laminate an original piece of crayon art. Whether you want to 3D print that missing piece from your favourite board game or design a t-shirt for your band, our staff is ready to help you!

Opinmäki’s AKKU has started as Espoo’s first self-service library

Recently opened in Opinmäki, the Active Learning Centre (AKKU) is Espoo’s first self-service library. Customers can also get into the library when there is no staff present.

The self-service system extends AKKU’s opening hours so that the majority of the library services may be used every day from 7 am to 10 pm almost without exception. The library’s lights and computers have been programmed to switch on and off according to the self-service library hours. The technical solution also includes automatic announcements and camera surveillance.
Customers can get into self-service library by feeding their library card and its PIN code into the reader at the door. In the library, you can borrow and return materials, pick up reserved books, read the library’s materials and use computers independently.

A self-service library is a solution for extending the opening hours of libraries cost-efficiently.