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Address: Linnankatu 2, Turku 20100, Finland
Phone Number: +358 2 330000
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Grand library with beautiful old section

The library is large and remarkably busy. One end is the older section which is currently used for music books (you can listen to vinyl on the machines there). I was impressed

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 29, 2016
LondonTom85
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

The library is large and remarkably busy. One end is the older section which is currently used for music books (you can listen to vinyl on the machines there). I was impressed

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

A local tourism brochure that I read described this as the place that locals had made their second lounge rooms, and I thought they were exaggerating. Not so! Wandering through was a really uplifting experience. People were perched all about making use of the couches and chairs to read the newspaper and enjoy the ambience. Interesting architecture and design -... More 

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North Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Terry C
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Southern Finland, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank vivian L
Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Henrika S
Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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.

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