Asiakas tarkastelee kirjoja.


The Library of Finnish Literature Society is a scientific special library focused on the cultural research and literary research.

Our library is open to anyone.

Tarjoamme aineistoja ja palveluja tutkijoille ja muille kulttuureista ja kulttuurien tutkimuksesta sekä kotimaisesta kirjallisuudesta ja sen tutkimuksesta kiinnostuneille.

The Cultural Research Collection

The Literary Studies Collection

Special Collections

Opening Hours

Week 48

Monday 27.11. 10.00–18.00
Tuesday 28.11. 10.00–18.00
Wednesday 29.11. 10.00–18.00
Thursday 30.11. 10.00–18.00
Friday 1.12. 10.00–16.00
Saturday 2.12. Closed
Sunday 3.12. Closed

Outside of our opening hours, you can return your loans to the book drop box located on the Mariankatu side of the SKS building.

What do we do at the SKS library?


  • follow the research and publication activities of our key fields and make available material on them
  • guide researchers and other people in need of information in the use of data materials and services
  • develop the accessibility of our materials in cooperation with the library network.

1831 Finnish Literature Society and its library were established.
1962The ethnological department was established.
1976The Library of Helsinki University serves as the Central Library of the Humanities. The SKS library is responsible for the sciences of ethnology and folkloristics.
1992The SKS library becomes one of the Helka Libraries.

Contact Us


Asiakaspalvelu, yleiset yhteydenotot


+358 201 131 272

Photos: Emma Suominen, Vesa Kyllönen.