Oodi Central Library

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Oodi Central Library
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The area
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Neighborhood: Vironniemi
How to get there
  • Rautatientori • 5 min walk
  • Helsingin yliopisto • 8 min walk
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland18,557 contributions
Striking building
Nov 2020
This public library was inaugurated on December 5, 2018.

The library is centrally situated in the Töölönlahti district next to Helsinki Music Centre and Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art.

The architecture is very unique with its glass and steel structures and wooden facade. Because of that, it’s a must-visit place even if you’re not borrowing books.
Written November 29, 2020
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Erika
Vastra Frolunda, Sweden13 contributions
Not just a library
Oct 2020
A library isn’t somewhere 8 normally review or really visit, but I had to do some work so needed a quiet place to study. I was just expecting a library, but what I actually got was an incredible architectural treat. I didn’t get much work done as I was too busy admiring the place!
Written October 30, 2020
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SageofDubai
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates90 contributions
What a library should be
Mar 2020
Remember when libraries where places to go and be quiet? Well not here. This is where the community mingles and share their lives in many different fields. In fact, if you ever wanted to learn music but did not have the instruments or wanted to print a 3D item, that’s the place to go. You have to love the Fins.
Written September 19, 2020
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KariAa
Oslo23 contributions
A modern Library in Helsinki
Jul 2020
We made a quick visit at the new Library in Helsinki, close to the Finlandia House. Nice architecture. Cafe at ground floor, areas where you could use computers, and sewing machines. Fewer books than I would have anticipated, but lots of different areas where one could read a book or work on ones lap top.
Written July 25, 2020
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Mariai
54 contributions
For every booklover and their family
Jun 2019 • Couples
Oodi is an experience. The bookshelves, the study areas, the kids areas - everything will take your breath away. I loved it how they used the natural light in creating a special atmosphere in the building.
Written May 8, 2020
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kalisilat
Plainsboro, NJ245 contributions
Not your average library
Mar 2020
So libraries in Finland are a bit different than those in the states. This one is spectacular and shows some significant differences in the cultures
Written March 13, 2020
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Zekdo
Maribor, Slovenia19 contributions
Excellent
Feb 2020
What a library. Full of people and full things to do. Gaming rooms, 3D printers, ... Very good to stay.
Written March 8, 2020
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marjuts
Espoo, Finland16 contributions
Nice library and culture athmosphere
Sep 2019
New Oodi building is culturally place to visit.
You will find near also other cultur like Music-house, Kiasma and Museum.
You need to book enough time to see all interesting places in library. Cause there is much more else than books itself.
Written March 5, 2020
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kittyhead
Chicago, IL372 contributions
I wish I were a Finn
Feb 2020
with a library card! What a fantastic resource for the public - besides books, one can use computers, print posters, 3D designs, borrow sewing machines & tools, play VR games, rent office/conference space, even record music in a sound booth! All this in a spacious, modern building with a cafe & restaurant.
Written February 29, 2020
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nick_ng
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia882 contributions
so progressive, so impressive, wow !
Feb 2020
This is a truly modern library, the design, the layout, the function - all focused on building a community - really impressive. A must-visit when in Helsinki
Written February 20, 2020
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