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Turku City Main Library, Turku

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Turku City Main 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. Plan your visit to Turku City Main Library and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Turku vacation route planner.
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  • If you like books, this is a great place to browse. They have these huge windows, and you can watch the world goes by.  more »
  • Not only the old, 19th century building, but especially also the newly built building next door is absolutely wonderful - a cathedral to knowledge and learning. Fun interactive stations, a great secti...  more »
  • The City Library is a wonderful building complex, combining the old library and the exciting new building. It´s an oasis not only for book lenders and newspaper and web browsers but for anyone who wan...  more »
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  • Nice building. Has a quiet square and café at the back. They organise events for kids in the square too. Also has a child friendly library section with a selection of wonderful books in different languages.
  • Really cool library - you should try it. it´s free you know. Great selection of books, newspapers, magazines, music etc.
  • Tosi hyvä
  • The most amazing library in the world - it is large has many facets and is seemingly designed with areas and resources to suit every possible kind of person and o is especially useful to newcomers who need peace and to get information in the way they want it often with the help of friendly helpful staff who are often multilingual. This library, a safe haven, was for me was the first place I was part of and I belonged to as they quickly made me a member and even offered me a design option on the card itself. All information is here. You can get online use the computers or use wifi. It is for me the focal point. They have some fantatsic books here for all my family. Easy checking in and out options. Book crossing. Books in all languages. It is always busy which shows how much of an essential service and much loved place it is. Go in and look around - walk through from old to new just to look at the architecture.
  • A great library
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