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Collection areas and newspaper reading rooms reopened on the 10th of May

Published 5.5.2021 17.06

Tampere City Library will apply the new recommendations given by the regional COVID-19 steering group. Collection areas will be reopened again to customers on the 10th of May and customers can borrow items normally from the shelf. Also, the newspaper reading rooms will be reopened for short visits. Other restrictions on services remain unchanged.

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Common guidelines from 10th of May

The libraries are open with restricted services. Borrowing and returning items, picking up reservations and short-term use of the customer computers is possible. Customer service is open.

Newspaper reading rooms are open for short visits, but the study and lounge areas remain closed.

Customers are expected to wear a face mask unless there is a health reason that prevents wearing one. Everyone should take care of more than 2 metres safety distance and good hand hygiene. Stay home when sick!

Customer computers

The customer computers are available for necessary, short-term (15 minutes) use. The computer can be booked from the online computer reservation system. If a computer is free, you can use it also without a booking.

External linkOnline computer reservation system

Opening hours

The libraries are open normally except for the self-service opening hours. The self-service hours are not in use in order that the library personnel can supervise the safe use of the space.

The opening hours of the libraries

Digital support

Tietotori computer learning center gives digital help for phones, tablets and computers by phone, email or remote access. Please contact Tietotori first by phone when in need of digital support: Sampola tietotori p. 040 800 7816, Hervanta tietotori p. 040 800 7805, Lielahti tietotori p. 040 553 4043.

Mobile libraries

Due to the small space of the mobile libraries, max. 3 persons (or one family) can enter the mobile library at a time. A quick use of the mobile library is possible. The use of a face mask is required.

Library home service

The library home service functions normally. The book bags are delivered and picked up straight to and from the customer’s door without a close contact.


Loans can be returned normally to the library’s returning machine or the return chute. The return chutes are open all the time, except for the return chute at Lielahti library, which is open according to the opening hours of Lielahtikeskus.

Lecture rooms and events

All the library’s events, room reservations, courses and other pre-scheduled events have been cancelled at least until the 16th of May.

The newspaper reading rooms are opened for short visits. Reading rooms, music rooms and gaming rooms and other lounge areas are out of use.


Everything in the library’s collection is reservable from the PIKI net library or by phone. Reserving items from Tampere City Library’s own collection is free of charge. When making a reservation, you can choose the library from where you want to pick up the reservation. The reservations can be picked up after you receive a notification of the reserved item. The reservations are picked up from the self-service pick up shelf and borrowed with the self-service machine.

PIKI net library is open

The PIKI net library is always open. You can renew your loans, make reservations and pay your library fees in the PIKI net library. The PIKI chat offers personal service for the customer. Also, check out our e-books and other e-services in the PIKI net library.

For more information:

Main Library Metso customer service
phone number 040 800 7848

The libraries contact information

External linkPIKI net library

Text Emma Salmi

Photos Eva Kallioranta