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Turku City Library

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This library consists of two buildings. The old Dutch late Renaissance style building was completed in 1903. The new building is from 2007. We visited only the old building. It was stunningly beautiful, a must-see place in Turku.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mikael F
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

The original library burned down including all the books inside. A very sad history. Now it is a vibrant library with a huge collection or books and periodicals. Worth a visit if you are interested in libraries.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed July 25, 2018

For me, this is the best library ever meet in my life. You can find everyething, place for reading, for using FREE internet in a very fast internet, read newspaper from different countries, in many language, relax, make handcraft, place for create something in your...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hgonzale3
Reviewed July 18, 2018

Turku Library is a very beautiful building near the Turku Catheral by a river. There are old shops / restaurants nearby.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank vitasoy1437
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Good location, good service, prices ok too. Very popular, good internet site for searching and loaning books etc.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank kimmo494
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

The main library of Turku is built of two parts. The older one is over 100 years old and the newer from 2000’s. At times there’s a difficulty with having a quiet moment to read as in vast areas talking out loud is permitted. Some...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Matkust2j2
Reviewed March 9, 2018

Apparently the old library is a must see because of it's wooden architecture, inside the building. Yet, I believe it is a must see because of the great work to connect the old and new library. Great location to work and chill.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Charline P
Reviewed February 5, 2018

I visited this place towards the end of my trip. It was more a case of just not having anything else to do. Have to admit it is one of the best libraries I've ever seen. If I was a resident I could see myself...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2017

This historic library is beautiful for all bibliophiles out there. Enjoy the historic architecture and the grand entry and then walk inside to browse the stacks. There's even a spot to pick up free books you might want to take to read during the rest...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank achol_mk
Reviewed July 14, 2017

When I reached here looking for information for my project I was guided towards the right section. There was a lot of information on a lot of subjects. When I got hungry I explored the cafeteria and found a lot of things on the menu...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Raythehope
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