Finnish Literature Society

Main building: Hallituskatu 1, Helsinki. : Location on the map
PO Box 259: FI-00171 Helsinki

Office hours: Mon-Fri 10-16

20.12.2021–7.1.2022 the Finnish Literature Society is open Mon-Fri 10–16.
The Finnish Literature Society is closed 27.–31.12.2021.

See departments and customer service hours of operation, more accurate business addresses and other information relevant to a specific department.

During the construction work, access to the Finnish Literature Society’s main building at Hallituskatu 1 is only from the direction of Mariankatu.

The entrance for the disabled is via the front door on the Mariankatu side of the SKS buiding.

Administration and Finance

Street address
Hallituskatu 1, Helsinki


Tuomas M. S. Lehtonen. Kuva: Gary Wornell

Secretary General

Tuomas M. S. Lehtonen


Literature and Cultural History Collections

Street address
Mariankatu 19 E, inner courtyard, Helsinki

+358 201 131 262

Traditional and Contemporary Culture Collections

Street address
Hallituskatu 1, Helsinki

+358 201 131 240

Opening hours
Mon and Wed 10–18
Tue, Thu, Fri 10–16


From 1 June to 9 July 2021 SKS Archives in Helsinki are open Mon-Fri 10–16 . Please make an appointment and order the material you need in advance by 1 pm on the previous working day:

Archives are closed from 10 July to 1 August 2021.


SKS Archives Joensuu Office

Street address
Yliopistokatu 6, 80100 Joensuu

+358 40 779 7708
+358 40 730 1739

Opening hours
Tue-Fri 10–12 and 13–16

Orders for material should be given to the duty researcher in the reading room by 15:30. It is a good idea to make an agreement in advance, as that way you will get instant access to the data on your first visit.

Outi Hupaniittu. Kuva: Gary Wornell


Outi Hupaniittu


Postal address
Library of the Finnish Literature Society
P.O. Box 259
FI-00171 Helsinki, FINLAND

Street address
Hallituskatu 1
00170 Helsinki, Finland

Telephone:+358 201 131 272
Customer  Services:
Interlibrary Loan Service: or ILL Request Form

Opening hours
Mon–Thu 10–18
Fri 10–16


From 1 June to 9 July 2021 the library is open Mon–Fri 10–16. The library is closed from 10 July to 1 August 2021.


When the library is closed, you can return your loans to the box on the door of the Mariankatu entrance.


Heli Kautonen. Kuva: Gary Wornell


Heli Kautonen

Research Department

Street address
Hallituskatu  2 B (House of Nobility), 3rd floor, Helsinki


Street address
Hallituskatu 2 B, Helsinki


Postal address
P.O. Box 259, 00170 Helsinki, Finland


Media and review copies




Bookstore Tiedekirja
Street address
Snellmaninkatu 13, Helsinki
+358 9 635 177
Opening hours

Kirsi Keravuori. Kuva: Gary Wornell.

Publishing Director

Kirsi Keravuori

FILI – Finnish Literature Exchange

Street address
Ritarinkatu 1, Helsinki

+358 40 5347 834

FILI's website

Tiia Strandén


Tiia Strandén