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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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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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Read newspapers free of charge

This is a public library open for everybody. Newspapers and books to be read at the premises without a library card. And the card itself does not cost a thing, but you have to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Turku, Finland
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Turku, Finland
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197 reviews 197 reviews
48 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This is a public library open for everybody. Newspapers and books to be read at the premises without a library card. And the card itself does not cost a thing, but you have to have an address in Finland to get it. E-books available, too, so you can actually use the library from other locations!

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agawam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We are long pass grad-school, but...a beautiful place to read/study. Many students, quite serious, nice to see.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I like spent my time in this place, which located in the city center. It have a combination of classic and modern architecture. It's really a worth visit, for the tourists as well. Not only books, we can borrow CDs and DVDs as well. There are lots of computer available. You can find cozy reading corners. The good thing, everything... More 

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Turku
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I liked the space, big but at the same time with a nice and samall corners. It is a place for lost your self for a houres.

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Inkoo
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We use this library as a family on a regular basis. I has a good variety of books in many different languages and caters for both adults and children. The staff are well trained and very helpful. Overall they seem to have something for everyone.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

No visit to Turku is complete w/out a visit to the city library, which combines the beautiful historic building with a modern new construction. There's an extensive kids' and also a teen section, as well as lots of English and other language books and videos. Lectures, readings, and other events, and a nice cafe. Try to go on the tour... More 

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Shanghai, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

New library is connected to the old historical library, that is still in use. Well and uniquely designed, airy, spacial and with natural light. Architecturally worth to visit with peaceful courtyard and small café inside. Computers in the ground floor are free to use.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This is one of the few modern pieces of architecture in Turku that is truly stunning. Staff is always friendly and speak many languages, there's tons of magazines, newspapers and books in all kinds of languages, and Café Sirius on the ground floor is a nice place for lunch and coffee. A true local hot spot!

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The library is nice and clean and has plenty of places to sit and read or study. There are also lots of computers available. They also have DVDs and CDs that are free to borrow. There are magazines and newspapers in many languages too.

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Turku, Finland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Turku City Library good stop on walk along the river tour, beautiful old part nicely connecting to modern new building. Good place to relax for a moment and for budget travelers it’s free of charge

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