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The library is located by the Hämeenpuisto park, next to the Alexander Church. The building was opened to the public in 1986.
The building's futuristic look imitates the bird capercaillie (metso in Finnish). The building has been designed by the architects Reima and Raili Pietilä.
Services on three floors
Very Clean and peaceful and free toilet and cafe corner and from all over the world books and magazines + map + music and movies CD.DVD.cassette tape+ audio room + halli + exhibition + computer(but should be booked before use E--mail...More
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.
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.
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...More
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...More