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Tampere City Library, Metso

Pirkankatu 2 | P.o.b. 152, Tampere, Finland
+358 20 711014
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Nice place to spend some time

Loads of comics for the kids and a cafe upstairs. Not too long walk from the main square, and many... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Ismaning, Germany
Bright, well-designed library also to hang around

The library is designed by Pietilä's, a well known architecture couple. The building is called... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2017
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Pirkankatu 2 | P.o.b. 152, Tampere, Finland
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Loads of comics for the kids and a cafe upstairs. Not too long walk from the main square, and many busses also pass by the main library.

Thank Kylaluuta
Reviewed 2 April 2017

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.

Thank Maari100
Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

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. On...More

Thank pepics
Reviewed 23 January 2016

This is the main Library in city of Tampere. It is located right next to the park (Hämeenpuisto). There is a lot of space and many places to sit down and enjoy the silence.

Thank prkl08
Reviewed 6 January 2016

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

Thank Mervi B
Reviewed 5 January 2016

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

Thank Ruusuvuo
Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

If you need local books in several langagues this the place. A bohemian architecture invites you to read magazines and literature in any format. The manga collection in young section is always popular. You can read also to your pet in private room. There also...More

Thank Remberto M
Reviewed 10 July 2015

Lots of selection of books available, its quite near the center and excellent location. free WIFI excelent staff member ready to assist anytime.

Thank FirozKj
Reviewed 3 March 2015

They have many books in different languages, also movies. The staff is very nice and there is plenty of space to sit there.

Thank Theresa M
Reviewed 13 September 2014

Metso Library is an building designed by the architect Reima and Raili Pietilä, Which when viewed from the sky looks like the capercaillie bird. For travelers the library offers news papers and magazines to read and coffee.

Thank MC0777
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