Oodi Central Library

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Oodi Central Library
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Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
How to get there
  • Rautatientori • 5 min walk
  • Helsingin yliopisto • 8 min walk
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RafikiLondon
Hong Kong, China503 contributions
A library like no there
Nov 2021
One of those places I would not normally go to but glad I did. I had just an hour to catch-up with old friends before heading back to the airport. The Oodi Library is near the Central Station and as I was underdressed for the Helsinki winter it was an ideal venue. Interesting in itself, architecturally and functionally with a good restaurant and a children's zone. Well worth a visit as an attraction.
Written 21 November 2021
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sarah a
3 contributions
Loved it
Nov 2021
We visited this place as a part of the tour that we had in Helsinki and this was my favorite place, the architecture is just lovely!
Written 9 November 2021
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Lozo
Oslo, Norway15 contributions
Fantastic library inside out
Oct 2021 • Business
Fantastic library both inside and outside. The inside is made up of several separates floors with different things to do in each floor. For example one floor has a lot of rooms for gaming, studios for making your own music, and 3D-printing. The top floor is very open, quiet and nice for studying or reading quietly with a nice cup of coffee. Both the interior and the exterior design is really worth seeing
Written 23 October 2021
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El K
London, Canada33 contributions
It is the perfect place to see why Helsinki and Finland are so cool.
Sep 2021
What an incredible place. Not really just a library but a full array of technology at your disposal like recording studios, 3D printers, game consoles, a full cafeteria, lots of books and digital content on and on it is a spectacular place to hang out.
Written 5 October 2021
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Laurens H
Delft, The Netherlands28 contributions
The only place with vivid interaction between humans
Sep 2021 • Couples
People will tell you how 'alive' this library is. Compared to the majority of Helsinki, they are right! People are smiling, working and talking. Very big library with a lof of 'foreign languages'.
Written 21 September 2021
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frequentflyersuffolk
Sudbury, UK295 contributions
More than just a library
Sep 2021
We actually had breakfast in the library before starting out on a tour of Helsinki. The building is magnificent and so different to British libraries. The variety of items you can borrow is incredible including basketballs. You can use 3D printers and sewing machines. Plenty of space to read and chill. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 19 September 2021
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland4,881 contributions
New landmark
Aug 2021
The sleek silhoutte of wood and glass makes the new Central library an acclaimed center among the other prestigious buildings. It has remained popular among locals offering all kinds of spaces and workshops besides literature. The most streamlined floor is the highest with a terrace overlooking the Parliament and Finlandia Hall.
Written 17 August 2021
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AlvinSweden
Sweden9 contributions
Interesting and relaxing
Aug 2021
We ended our walking tour taken with Ataman Tours at the Oodi Central Library.

Fascinating to find that you could borrow more than just books - planing a game of basketball then why not borrow a ball from the library; want to record your own private music label, you could probably do that here too since they have a number of recording studios.

Great place just to "hang out" if you wish. You will find lots of space and seating and if you are feeling hungry a restaurant and café.
Written 8 August 2021
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Mani
Spain1 contribution
Very interesting
Jun 2021
It was one of our destinations. I really liked how the library looked like, I have never seen such place for book reading before. Super good, Finland.
Written 24 June 2021
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Jan D
2 contributions
Interesting architacture
Jun 2021
The building architecture has very interesting design and I was impressed with that. Very proud of Finnish government that they build such libraries for their inhabitants
Written 23 June 2021
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