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Turku City Library

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Linnankatu 2, Turku 20100, Finland
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Reviewed 28 July 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.

Thank fizzy1991
Reviewed 25 July 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

Thank hgonzale3
Reviewed 19 July 2018

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

Thank vitasoy1437
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank kimmo494
Reviewed 28 May 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

Thank Matkust2j2
Reviewed 9 March 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.

Thank Charline P
Reviewed 5 February 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

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Reviewed 20 December 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

Thank achol_mk
Reviewed 14 July 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

Thank Raythehope
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

The city library has two sections, one in an old building, while the other in a modern building. There's also a cafe within/next to the library. Also its interesting to see that people actually can eat inside the library.

Thank Jon N
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