Apart from the Main Library, Turku has 10 branch libraries, one service point in the Skanssi shopping centre, and two mobile libraries. Aunela, Hirvensalo, Ilpoinen, Nummi, Paattinen, Vasaramäki and Yli-Maaria libraries are self-service libraries that may be used independently with a library card and the attached pincode. These can be obtained at any Vaski library.
Ypsilon Community Centre located in Yli-Maaria, Turku, has facilities for basic education, early childhood education, a library, youth services, school health care, and child welfare clinics. The Community Centre offers a stimulating and innovative multi-purpose operating environment for users of different ages.
More specific service descriptions with opening times, and an access to the individual pages of each service, can be found at the bottom of this page.
The theme year on residential architecture of Bryggman institute is opened at Turku Main Library with an exhibition on residential architecture in
Downstairs in the lobby are exhibited the wooden workers’ housing co-operatives, stone houses in the city centre and the beginning of the half-muni
Read newspapers and magazines
- The lists of newspapers and magazines contain all subscriptions
- The list of newspapers and magazines in stacks contains older newspapers and magazines
- Newspaper and magazine stacks are in the Main Library
- Materials in open stacks (non-fiction department, 2nd floor of the new Main Library building) are available without request
Stack materials can be requested at the service desks of all libraries.
- +358 (0)50 577 1938 Information and guidance service (office), most certainly 9-15
- +358 (0)44 907 2921 Mobile Library 1
- +358 (0)44 907 2922 Mobile Library 2
The main library has meeting, event, and exhibition facilities of various sizes available for rent. The facilities canbe used during the opening hours of the library. Other times may be agreed on in exceptional cases. An additional fee will be charged if the facilities are used outside opening hours.
Meeting and event facilities
Group visits must be arranged separately with each library. Group visits are carried out, if security and safe distances can be implemented properly.
Turku Main Library is the most used library in the Nordic countries. It operates in two buildings: the old building was finished in 1903 and the new one in 2007.
Guided tours focusing on art, architecture, services and cultural history of the library are organized for groups. The maximum size of a group is 20 persons, and the tour takes 60 minutes.
From the list of magazines you can find all magazine subscriptions of Turku City Library.
Older magazines can be found from the list of stored magazines. The magazine storages are located at the Main Library.
Library Services consist of the Main Library, 10 Branch Libraries, one service point in the Skanssi shopping centre, and two Mobile Libraries, as well as the web services on the internet. All services are mainly free of charge.
Library Services are a gateway to information and experiences. Through its versatile collections and events the library opens outlooks to the present, the past and the future.
PressReader is an easy-to-use e-service with a variety of content such as
Borrowing trash grabbers is a wish that customers often make to the library.
- In addition to being fun entertainment, literacy opens many doors: to cope in society and in life and to cope with everyday life.
-Reading is not an obligation, it is a right, says project planner Tarja Rajala from Turku City Library and continues: -Reading me
- The procurement process has been long and particularly full of small and bigger surprises towards the end and that has made us face many new thin
While the libraries have been closed, we have received thousands of reservations on material that's available on shelf.
Wed 29 May
The Main Library closes at 6 p.m.
Join librarian Erika Woodard as she discusses recent historical fiction from the collections of Turku City Library .
We hope to get lots of answers and ideas for development.
The questionnaire can also be answered online/with a mobile device.
Selection of magazines consists of over 1500 titles in English and most of them come with back issues covering the last couple of years.
Summer opening hours are valid during 4 June–19 August 2018.
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