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Tampere City Library - Pirkanmaa Regional Library

This is one of the best places of Tampere. The main library is called Metso. There is a free Internet for everyone to use and Tampere has even their own Netti-Nysse which is a mobile Internet bus. It has started in the summer 2001 and has been a great success among people living in Tampere.

In the main library Metso there's a music department and departments for children and adults as well as a reference library and a silent reading room.

At the ground floor you will find the Moominvalley, Mineral Museum and Europe Information Service of Pirkanmaa.

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Aug 09, 2005

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Visit Metso (Woodgrouve) - the City Library!
A real gen of modern architecture and a great example of the Finnish library system. Defenatelly worth checking inside! You can just listen to a music there, or even play yourself by just reserving a separate room.

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Aug 24, 2002

Metso the City Library is...

Metso the City Library is buildning You must visit during Your stay in Tampere.
The buildning itself is a piece of art, it looks like bird 'Metso' if You see it from the air.

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Aug 25, 2002
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Getting to Tampere City Library


Pirkankatu 2, 33101 Tampere


  • Sunday Closed
  • Monday 10:00 to 19:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 to 19:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 to 19:00
  • Thursday 10:00 to 19:00
  • Friday 10:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday 10:00 to 16:00