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Turku City Library

Linnankatu 2, Turku 20100, Finland
+358 (02) 330 000
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Ranked #1 of 22 attractions in Turku
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

One of the best librarys in Finland. Huge selection. Magazines also in english available. Coffee and basic facilities availeble also.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I had to make changes to a presentation and did not have my laptop with me. The library offers the use of several computers free of charge even for an extended period. Since I do not speak the native language, I required help to perform functions such as printing etc. Two librarians were available and assisted very efficiently without any... More

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Kaarina, Finland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Finnish people love their libraries. If you want to have a look at what Finnish people really do, go to Turku City Library. Take your children with you and visit the children's department. It doesn't matter if you don't speak Finnish.

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Zaragoza, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

When I went inside of the library, I felt astonished. It's...wonderful, amazing. Such knowledge that well preserved. If you go inside you might want to explore both new and old sides of the library. Nice library service. Excellent space to sit and read.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Always one of my number one spots to visit when I come to Turku. A fantastic building, with a very relaxing atmosphere. Superb collection of books, periodicals and dvds, and a nice spot to do some reading/use their internet facilities.

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Montreal, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
46 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Study like a Scandinavian and get th ebest treatement ever!! the sofas are nice and there is a coffe shop next to it

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Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

A beautiful and unbelievably popular library located on a most central spot of the town, by the river. The modern part functions well with the carefully renovated old quartier. The coartyard cafe is a sweet spot on a summer afternoon, even when it is windy.

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Turku, Finland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
29 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

This place is both historic and modern. There is the older original building and a new modern addition to it. They have lots of computers and places to study or read newspapers and magazines. There is also a convenient cafe located inside. I think the best part is you can borrow music CDs and movies, all for free!

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Uppsala, Sweden
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I love the way old and new parts of the library are merged into a space ful of literature's joy and knowledge.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We first went here mainly for the use of computers and internet, but we returned again and again for the cool architecture and the relaxed calmness. The building is a beauty! And there are several nice hangout areas where you can read or just relax. The coolest library I've seen.

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