The library offers much more than just books, magazines and music. Check out our wide selection of services!
- In the Music department of the Main Library it is possible to digitize VHS tapes, LP records, compact cassettes, slides and photos.
- VHS tapes can also be digitized at Runosmäki and Varissuo libraries.
- A Turku Region Public Transport bus card can be loaded at the reception desk of the Main Library and at Monitori in Skanssi. Cash and cards are both accepted.
- A library card functions also as a Culture Card with which you can get benefits and offers as well as topical information about the rich selection of culture in the City of Turku
Borrow a bike or an energy consumption meter
It is possible to borrow a bike or an e-bike from the reception of the Main Library during summertime. Energy consumption meters can be borrowed from the Non-Fiction department and step counters are available in all libraries. From the Non-Fiction department of the Main Library as well as from the local libraries of Ilpoinen and Nummi it is also possible to borrow e-book readers.
A folder for citizens’ initiatives at the News Square (Uutistori) of the Main Library offers an easy way of exploring citizens’ initiatives and leaving statements of support in paper form. The library supports citizens’ participation and civil activity also by offering space for petitions. To collect names you will need permission from the Library Services Director.
Facilities and events
It is possible to reserve different meeting and exhibition rooms from the library. An event notification form must be filled for events open for public.
You are allowed to eat your packed lunch at the table separately marked for that purpose at the News Square (Uutistori).
In the instrument playing room of the Main Library you can play the piano, electric piano, or your own instrument free of charge. Make a reservation at the Music department.