Tampere City Library
offers spaces and collections for information, education and refreshment. At the
library you can read and borrow, visit events, meet friends or just spend some relaxing
time. The library provides varied events for adults and children with their
families. The library enhances the sense of community and general well-being.
Everyone can visit the
library and, for instance, use computers and the free internet, read books,
papers and journals, listen to the music, play board games and study or work in
peace. At the information service you can get professional assistance and
advisory concerning information retrieval. For borrowing you need to be
registered as a customer and have a library card. Nowadays, almost in every
library there is a self-service system for borrowing and lending.
Tampere City Library -
Pirkanmaa Regional Library consists of the main library Metso, the newspaper
reading room, 13 branch libraries, 5 institutional libraries and 2 mobile libraries.
At the regional libraries there are three net squares, where you can find
computer classes and get professional help.
The City Library has nowadays almost 90 000 members.
About half of the citizens in Tampere has a library card. Number of the
borrowed items was almost 5 millions and 2,4 million people visited the library
in 2013. At the homepage of the library there were online visits as much as one
million. Tampere is a part of the large PIKI library system, which consists of
22 other public libraries in the surrounding area.
More information on the library's own web site:
Tampere City Library
The City Archive takes care of the documents which have to be filed away permanently. More information available on the City Archive's own web pages (only in Finnish):
The photo archive of the city is part of the Museum Centre Vapriikki and consists of 1,2 millions of prints, negatives or digital photos from different time and place. More information available on its own website (pages only in Finnish).
Vapriikki photo archive
Siiri, Tampere City Museums' collection database, stores a lot of photos.
Siiri - Tampere City Museums' collection database