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Tampere City Library, Metso

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Address: Pirkankatu 2 | P.O.B. 152, Tampere, Finland
Phone Number: 020 711 014
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Books, music, newspapers and coffee

Metso Library is an building designed by the architect Reima and Raili Pietilä, Which when viewed from the sky looks like the capercaillie bird. For travelers the library offers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2014
Oulu, Finland
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English first
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

If you need local books in several langagues this the place. A bohemian architecture invites you to read magazines and literature in any format. The manga collection in young section is always popular. You can read also to your pet in private room. There also room for music experts.

Thank Remberto M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Lots of selection of books available, its quite near the center and excellent location. free WIFI excelent staff member ready to assist anytime.

Thank FirozKj
Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

They have many books in different languages, also movies. The staff is very nice and there is plenty of space to sit there.

Thank Theresa M
Oulu, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Metso Library is an building designed by the architect Reima and Raili Pietilä, Which when viewed from the sky looks like the capercaillie bird. For travelers the library offers news papers and magazines to read and coffee.

Thank MC0777
Turin, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Metso library is awesome! Everyone is so helpful and kind. Being italiab spending 6 months in finland i thought i couldn't borrow books. But, surprisingly, i got my personal card a d was able to take all the books i wanted to. Even more awesome is that a lot of books are available in english :D I also used the... More 

Thank SuperAllina
Tampere, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

The building is worth to see. Red bricks and curves. Metso also has a good cafe with homemade cookies.

Thank Heli55Finland
Fribourg, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The library has good collection of books, from many eras and differnt languagues. As an english speaker, I could easily find english books there. A good library to have in city like Tampere.

Thank Jan S
Lempaala, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

Metso is one of my favourite libraries and a place where I have spent countless hours. The main library hall is spacious and the ceiling so high that you get a unique sense of space, yet the different sections have their own feel. There are enough seats to snuggle in and just read for hours. They have a good magazine... More 

Thank Hulaus
Corby, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

...which was very interesting, but is perhaps only suitable for hardcore Moomin fans. I'm more casual so I got less out of it than my Moomin obsessed girlfriend did. It's mainly scenes from the books recreated in model form and there's a tonne of original paintings from Tove Jansson, the creator.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

The Metso libary is wonderful. It has a good collections of books and it is a very nice building. It is located quite in the centre of the city so definately a place one should stroll to. It also has a Mooming exhibitions which is fantastic.

Thank IrmaOwen

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