Turku City Library will return to normal opening hours on August 17, 2020. The self-service period returns to local libraries from 7 am to 9 pm. The library's autumn events and group visits are carried out taking into account covid safety restrictions and safe distances..

Library opening hours

Contact information for group visits

Visiting hours

The Turku City libraries will return to normal opening hours on August 17, when the self-service hours from 7 am to 9 pm will return to the branch libraries. As an exception, the self-service hours in the Hirvensalo and Yli-Maaria libraries are shorter from Friday to Sunday from 7 am to 6 pm. The mobile libraries have returned from the summer break. It is difficult to implement safe distances in the mobile libraries, so for this reason only two customers can visit the cars at a time.

Events and group visits

The library's autumn events are organized taking into account covid safety restrictions and safe distances. Only 30 people are admitted to the events in the Main Library’s Studio so that safe distances can be implemented. For this reason, some of the events are also carried out virtually so that as many people as possible can take part in the event. Virtual events are announced in connection with the events. Group visits must be arranged separately with each library. Group visits are carried out, if security and safe distances can be implemented properly.

Ensuring safety

The library pays constant attention to the safety of customers and staff. Safe distances must be observed in the library premises and customers are expected to observe good hand hygiene. You can stay in the library, work and study normally, taking into account safety distances. The main library´s lockers are closed to avoid crowds. Customer computers are cleaned regularly, self-service machines and Vaski catalogue search computers are cleaned every few hours. Cleanliness has also been enhanced in line with THL's recommendations. Staff have been instructed in the safe handling of library material. In addition, the library recommends online and card payments.