The Main Library

Turku Main Library operates in two buildings: the old building was finished in 1903 and the new one in 2007.

The restrictions that apply to library services will continue. Short-term visits, maximum of 15 minutes per customer, to the library will be allowed. This includes picking up your reservations, returning loans and browsing the limited selection of materials for loan. The Main Library will close all departments and the entrance to the old library building will be closed. The Linnankatu off-hours return hatch will remain open 24 h.


Reception, circulation services +358 2 262 0624
News Area +358 2 262 0621
Premises for hire +358 40 160 3615
Children's Saga +358 2 262 0625
Youth Story +358 2 262 0626
Non-Fiction Dept. +358 2 262 0630
Literature and Arts +358 2 262 0622
Music +358 40 632 3207
Telephone Switchboard of Turku City +358 2 330 000

Opening hours

The main library is open
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 17:00

Special opening hours

Children's Saga and Youth Story (from 12 Aug. 2020 reserved for groups Mon-Fri 9–10 a.m.)
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
Sun - Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Postal address: 
Linnankatu 2
20100 Turku
Street address: 
Linnankatu 2
20100 Turku

Visiting address: 

Linnankatu 2
20100 Turku
Billing address: 
Disabled access
Disabled access
Induction loop
Induction loop


The library’s wireless network (Wi-Fi), Turku-Open. Log in with a public username and password (new password monthly). You will find them at the information desks.

Customer workstation eBooking

Copy machine Printer Scanner

Drop box: Loans can return through a drop box when the library is closed.

Self-service collection of reservations

Charging cabinet 3D printer Dataprojector Overhead projector

Magnification device (News Square) Micro card and microfilm readers

VHS-DVD converter Power consumption meter Light therapy lamp

Board games

Exhibition room Stage Meeting room Reading hall Classroom Group work room Story room Music room Music studio Possibility to listen to music Instruments

Café Sirius Homeservice

Service implementation: 

Self-produced services

Service producer: 


Responsible organisation: 

Turun kaupunki
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