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The Library in brief

Tampere City Library 2020

The library was founded in 1861.

The library network includes the main library, 14 branch libraries, home and institutional services, 2 mobile libraries (visiting over 100 stops) and 3 Tietotori computer learning centers.

Libraries
Borrowed itemsVisitors
Main library
1 235 253
542 643
Branch libraries
2 310 144
1 245 767
Mobile libraries
217 955
61 339
Home and institutional services
124 411
0
Information society services
0
59 870
Total3 891 598 1 909 619
  • Loans/inhabitant 16,35
  • Visits/inhabitant 8,02
Collections
Books
757 341
Scores and partitures 32 746
Recordings (music)
69 643
Other recordings
22 143
Videos, DVDs, Blu-Rays
38 626
e-books
4 189
Newspapers (titles)
123
Magazines, periodicals
1 285
Library use 2020
Borrowing
3 893 730
Adults: fiction & non-fiction
1 803 283
Children: fiction & non-fiction
1 233 737

Budget 2020

  • expenditure 14,7 million euros
  • expenditure/inhabitant 61,78 €, 3,78 €/loan
  • staff, total 167

Other activities

Exhibitions, brochures, municipal information, public events for children and adults (puppet theathre, story times, literature evenings, philosophy evenings), annual writing competition.

Additional information

  • Tampere City library uses Axiell Aurora library system together with 21 other public libraries in Pirkanmaa area. Together we are called PIKI-libraries.
  • The information service is supported by several online databases
  • classification: Dewey Decimal Classification, applied