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The Goethe-Institut Finnland wants to contribute its share to curb the spread of COVID-19. We follow the instructions and guidelines of the Finnish authorities in all our activities.

Our library is open on Mondays to Thursdays from 10 am to 6 pm. Materials can be borrowed and returned quickly using the self-service machine.

The health of our visitors is the first priority for us, which is why we recommend taking care of good hand hygiene and keeping distance to other visitors and staff members. Face masks are provided in our premises.

Closure dates

Updated on 3.5.2022


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German language courses

Our courses will be held at the institute until further notice.

If you have any questions regarding courses, please contact us via e-mail sprache-helsinki@goethe.de or by phone Mon-Fri 11–17 +358 44 7222701.


Our library is open on Mondays to Thursdays from 10 am to 6 pm. Materials can be borrowed and returned (preferably by using the self-service machine).

If you would like to lend further books, audio books, magazines, newspapers or films, you may use our Onleihe around the clock! If you have any questions, please contact us: bibliothek-helsinki@goethe.de

General informations

Of course we are able to be contacted via e-mail or phone and will answer your questions concerning the taken measures within our normal office hours.

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Digitales Angebot auf der Webseite unserer Bibliothek

Wir aktualisieren unsere Webseite ständig mit interessanten digitalen Inhalten. Einfach reinklicken!

Illustration of a head made up of ideas written in different colours, e.g. solidarity. © Kitty Kahane

Reflections on a post-corona-time

A virus is showing us how globally networked and yet how fragile our public life is. What does the pandemic mean to and for each of us and for society as a whole?  Here are some responses from intellectuals and artists around the world with regard to our present predicament and what lies in store for us afterwards.

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Deutsch für dich

In the “Deutsch für dich” community you will find plenty of exercises to help you learn German free of charge, and you can share experiences with other members.

Digital material of our library

On our library's website, we have compiled material on various topics. Many books are available in our e-library, Onleihe!