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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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12:00 pm - 6:00 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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Enjoyable architecture

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Thessaloniki Region, Greece
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328 attraction reviews
457 helpful votes 457 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Situated in the center of Turku, a very interesting building with many options for the visitor. Among the highlights, the opportunity to read in a peaceful environment with a great view of the city center. The entrance is of course free.

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Turku, Finland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This library is an art. It has the antique side and a modern side, but no, they have not spoiled it with combining these two unlike in many other urban buildings. Both the old and new sides are a pearl from outside and once you get in, you see they are unbelievable from inside. This is your living room for... More 

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Turku, Finland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

As a local I just love this place. If you are a family with young children it might be good to know that there is a big children's department with some toys to play with. And one of few public toilets for babies and children. (the others can be found at shops called Stockmann and Wiklund.)

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Uppsala, Sweden
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57 reviews 57 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a great place to rest your feet if you've been walking around all day but still want to see something new. And also if you want to look at the locals! Or try reading a Finnish hard rock magazine. :-)

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Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Here you can borrow a laptop and read papers and magazines in many different languages at their comfortable desks in the city centre. But the best thing is that it has thousands of books to borrow ! You can spend many happy hours there browsing all this. And everything is free of charge which I think is really amazing. The... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Turku City Library is a beautiful building with a lot of choices to read. It has many comfy sofas and chairs to relax and enjoy a book.

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82 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

When on the road to Helsink you could relax a little in Turku and this construction of the City Library is not to be missing. It is located very close to the Cathedral and both places will complete and give you a good time in a pleasure walking .

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