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  • B M
    Great Yarmouth, UK1,056 contributions
    This library is amazing,, not just a library,, on the first floor,,free Internet monitors, studio rooms,, meeting rooms,, sewing benches,, nothing like I've experienced before,, the library is on the top floor,, WC on all 3 floors,, escalators & lifts,, This is a very modern & trendy library that has more than books!!!,, its well worth taking in as part of a tour,, there are cafes for coffee, snacks and buffet style Cafe on on the ground floor,, all reasonably priced
    Written 18 May 2022
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
    Leaving coat and bag at the lockers anybody can enter to admire the exquisite building which forms a part of C.L.Engel's empire style city plan for Helsinki. The library was already established in Turku in 1640 under the Swedish rule but moved to the capital to serve the new university. On the shelves you will find books also in other languages besides the national two. It is possible to climb up the rotunda, but some chambers are reserved only for research.
    Written 15 March 2022
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
    The white Carrara marble is the trademark of Aalto's masterpiece but it doesn't tolerate the Finnish climate. Already 30 years after the opening in 1971 the exterior of the building was replaced for the first time, now a new operation with Lasa marble will take place during the next two years. A small substitute hall in wood has been erected in front of the construction site. It looks interesting with a long sheltered corridor where the wooden pillars have still some branches intact. A restaurant with a large terrace overlooking the Töölö bay will enjoy mainly evening sun.
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
    Anybody can enter to admire the University Library built above the metro station and designed by Anttinen Oiva Architects in 2012. There is a small door at Kaisaniemi on street level but the main entrance is on Fabianinkatu. A connection through several doors and corridors leads to another remarkable showcase of Finnish architecture, the Porthania which too belongs to Helsinki University. Aarne Ervi whose works include the Töölö Library and the almost derelict Heikintori shopping center in Tapiola designed it in the 1950's.
    Written 1 March 2022
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  • Emma
    Manchester, UK1,224 contributions
    Took us a while to find this because we were expecting an actual building not a hut in the square. Nevertheless, the staff were so friendly and helpful. Really great customer service
    Written 12 June 2019
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
    A winding main staircase, a rotunda with columns and a loft for newspapers are the architectural elements giving the red brick building from 1912 its character. The first publicly funded library in Helsinki was designed by Karl Hård af Segerstad. The array of things you can loan nowadays is ever expanding, there is even a carrier bike by the main entrance.
    Written 1 March 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    The main entrance to this striking library is located at Unioninkatu 36, close to Senaatintori square.

    The library's main building is designed by architect Carl Ludvig Engel. It was completed in 1845. Until August 2006, it was known as the Helsinki University Library.

    The main building with the stunning Cupola Hall is one of the most renowned landmarks of the early 19th century Empire architecture.

    The newer extension is called the Rotunda. It was designed by architect Gustaf Nyström and completed in 1906.
    Written 29 October 2019
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  • Sami M
    Helsinki, Finland6 contributions
    Very pleasant stay. Professional staff, great food and good atmosphere. Good for relaxing before or after your flight.
    Written 20 March 2022
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