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Turku City Library, Turku

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Turku City Library includes multiple branches, but its main building represents a historical landmark in the city center. The building is actually a combination of old and new, with the old library from 1903 making up part of the structure while many modern conveniences, shelves, and design have all been added over the years. Locals visit to borrow books and international visitors come to admire the architecture. Inside the library browse exhibits of local artists' photography, paintings, and sculptures. A kids' area offers a play section full of toys and books. For Turku City Library and beyond, use our Turku online trip itinerary builder to get the most from your Turku vacation.
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  • Very superior excelsior establishment, everything is new, open and a lot natural light. It’s nice to just to come inside to warm up at winter -25 ℃ when just crossing by. You don’t have to be an... 
    Very superior excelsior establishment, everything is new, open and a lot natural light. It’s nice to just to come inside to warm up at winter -25 ℃ when just crossing by. You don’t have to be an...  more »
  • Only Helsinki and Rauma had libraries before Turku. Turku Main Library consists of two buildings. The Dutch late Renaissance-style building was constructed in 1903. It resembles the House of... 
    Only Helsinki and Rauma had libraries before Turku. Turku Main Library consists of two buildings. The Dutch late Renaissance-style building was constructed in 1903. It resembles the House of...  more »
  • It`s fantastic. Situated in the middle of town at the side of the river in an old building with a lot of character. The facilities are top jolly though. Books galore, in all sorts of languages, able....  more
    It`s fantastic. Situated in the middle of town at the side of the river in an old building with a lot of character. The facilities are top jolly though. Books galore, in all sorts of languages, able....  more »
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  • Phenomenal library with books in many different languages (including a children's collection in at least 10 languages) and with rentals including books, comics, graphic novels, video games, board games, CDs and DVDs. Has really well-equipped study spaces, daily newspapers from multiple countries, and many quiet spots for sitting and enjoying the collection.
  • A mix of old and new in the city of Turku. Functional building with respect to the historical values of the building. A must visit - especially if you have kids who can enjoy the kids section inside. The older guys could enjoy the fine architecture.
  • The new library show modernity, and the old library shows the spirit of classicality. Each table and chair was decorated in a stylish Nordic style and on the second floor, the displayed dress hung in the sky between the beautiful stairs. I'm sorry I couldn't take a few pictures because it's a library. I had a hard time taking this picture, too.
  • For a rather small local library, it has a nice selection, not only of books, but also of newspapers, audio and DVDs, and even board games. I was even surprised to find books from authors I would have a hard time finding in their home country. The library has rooms to practise your instrument, and plenty of space to study.
  • Peaceful place to work, I recommend to every Turku students ! You can easily find room for homework with a lot of table available! Great choice of book and other media and a beautiful place with a nice view !

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