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Turku City Library

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Address: Linnankatu 2, Turku 20100, Finland
Phone Number: +358 (02) 330 000
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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We were attending a conference here in Turku and were treated to a private tour of this outstanding city library. It is beautiful inside and out, and the staff is fabulous!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2016
Terry C
North Bay, Canada
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North Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We were attending a conference here in Turku and were treated to a private tour of this outstanding city library. It is beautiful inside and out, and the staff is fabulous!

Thank Terry C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Great place to have a nice day with kids! Architecture is unique. Indoor you can find nice Café and a lot of room kids to play and adults to enjoy the atmosphere. You can also find something to read in many languages.

1 Thank Ilse R
Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

One of the oldest library in Finland and recently renovated mordern library. Nice atmosphere to spend some time with books and also just to check the place. You can enjoy both atmosphere at the same time. If you are lucky, you can get some interesting book with very cheap price.

Thank 문종윤
Southern Finland, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Quite a surprise - two completely different era under the same roof, on the other side an old-fashioned library, with its beautiful artistic traits and at the other end modern building.

Thank vivian L
Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

The main library in Turku is a beautiful example of modern architectur in an old town. The library is big, spacious and very stylish. There are own places for children and for people who want to read magazines in peace. The library is very popular and it is like a cosy livingroom for citypeople and tourists.

Thank Anneli189949
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Bit complicated to find rught books..but the staff is friendly though! Opening hours is good, the reading corner is lovely!

Thank Henrika S
Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

This is clearly a favourite among the locals. There are lots of little nooks where one can snuggle up with a book (try for example the music library upstairs in the old side) and a lovely cafe. I love how the modern part of the library blends with the old library building - I recommend a walk through the whole... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful building with a stylish interior and great facilities like free wifi, computers, lockers and good toilets. Cafe has a nice terrace on the courtyard and there's even a bike rental service.

Thank 744aprilu
Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

The children's area of the library is beautifully set up. There are quiet, whimsical spaces for children and youth to read. There is also a small play area for the youngest children with a few toys. The library has an excellent selection of books in Finnish and Swedish (of course), but it also has a very good selection of English... More 

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Today I visited the music library. The amount of records, both cd's and vinyls is overwhelming. It is situated in the old part of the library where I used to go often as a child. I like as much the new part. The building itself is so beautiful and there is so much to do inside.

Thank Leena S

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