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Tampere City Library, Metso

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Address: Pirkankatu 2 | P.O.B. 152, Tampere, Finland
Phone Number:
+358 20 711014
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 19:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Nice place to spend some time

Loads of comics for the kids and a cafe upstairs. Not too long walk from the main square, and many busses also pass by the main library.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ismaning, Germany
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Ismaning, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loads of comics for the kids and a cafe upstairs. Not too long walk from the main square, and many busses also pass by the main library.

Thank Kylaluuta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The library is designed by Pietilä's, a well known architecture couple. The building is called Metso - capercaillie - a handsome bird found in the Finnish forests. The layout is very open. There is also a newspaper/magazine reading hall and cafe. Worthwhile to visit.

Thank Maari100
Tampere, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

The architecture is very interesting and pleasing. Lots of round corners and shapes. Plenty of red bricks has been used as the building material. Good job by the architects (Pietilä) and by the city of Tampere for the courage to implement the architect's vision. On the other hand, the functionality of the library is poor. It is not welcoming and... More 

Thank pepics
Tampere, Finland
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291 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2016

This is the main Library in city of Tampere. It is located right next to the park (Hämeenpuisto). There is a lot of space and many places to sit down and enjoy the silence.

Thank prkl08
Tampere, Finland
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Biggest library in town for book lovers. There are auditoriums as well for talks etc, and a cafe upstairs to fuel up for more research. In the entrance lobby there is a "recycled" books stand where you can take your old ones or grab one that catches your fancy.

Thank Mervi B
Helsinki, Finland
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016

This is my favourite library that I have visited in Finland. Even though the mathematics and science selection is limited, the atmosphere and layout of the library is fantastic. For both travellers and residents it is the perfect place to read, study and have a coffee. Yes there is even a cafe upstairs where art is often on display.

Thank Ruusuvuo
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Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

If you need local books in several langagues this the place. A bohemian architecture invites you to read magazines and literature in any format. The manga collection in young section is always popular. You can read also to your pet in private room. There also room for music experts.

Thank Remberto M
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Lots of selection of books available, its quite near the center and excellent location. free WIFI excelent staff member ready to assist anytime.

Thank FirozKj
Linz, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2015

They have many books in different languages, also movies. The staff is very nice and there is plenty of space to sit there.

Thank Theresa M
Oulu, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2014

Metso Library is an building designed by the architect Reima and Raili Pietilä, Which when viewed from the sky looks like the capercaillie bird. For travelers the library offers news papers and magazines to read and coffee.

Thank MC0777

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