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Turku City Library

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Address: Linnankatu 2, Turku 20100, Finland
Phone Number: +358 (02) 330 000
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Kids section is awesome

I usually visit the city library on Saturdays with my two girls (9 yrs and 2 yrs). The older one finds her peace browsing the fictional books and sits usually quietly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Garwa
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Turku, Finland
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  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Japanese first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Turku, Finland
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I usually visit the city library on Saturdays with my two girls (9 yrs and 2 yrs). The older one finds her peace browsing the fictional books and sits usually quietly concentrating on the Potter books in the sofas while the younger one plays around in the play section for younger kids. As this is public library there's no entry... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

A fine building well worth to visit, free of charge, no entrance fee. Lots of exciting things to see!

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Turku
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The newer part of the library is quite impressive, lots of space, has good speed WLAN, is well organized and has helpful staff.

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Beautiful composition of the old library and the new section. A pleasant place to stay in different departments. Hundreds of books in English and Swedish, a bit less in other languages. Well, most books in Finnish, of course.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Old library with nice interior and impressive staircase at entrance. Impressed by the automated lending service.

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Ankara, Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

In this digital age, most of the libraries are seen as out of age, old, even useless. Come here to find what needs to be done, to have a bridge between the old and the new. Most of the large scale libraries have hard copy prints, serving mostly to the students, elderly and researchers. But here is really a very... More 

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Stavanger
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I don't understand why it's on top of TripAdvisor. It's very nice building and has an extensive selection of books. But still, it's just a library!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The library of Turku is really well done. It has old and new parts and warm athmosphere. I really like the architecture of it.

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The library is one of my favorite places in Turku: the architecture, design and artworks are extremely interesting. It's also easy to find peaceful spots for reading.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

As tourists in town, we were impressed by the architechture and ambience of this public city library. Lucky citizens of Turku! Popped in here for the use of a printer. No problem. We had a PC and a printer in our use in a jiffy. No library card required. Thanks to the helpful staff!

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