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 consists of the main library Metso, 4 regional libraries, 10 branch libraries and 2 mobile libraries. At the regional libraries there are 3 net squares, where you can find computer classes and get professional help.

Tampere is a part of the large PIKI library system, which consists of 22 other public libraries in the surrounding area.

Library Visits

Tampere City Library arranges guided tours for groups who wish to explore library operations and architecture. For more information on guided group visits to main library Metso or information and orientation for immigrants, please contact Metso library at +358 40 621 7212.

Guided tours at other libraries can be arranged by contacting the director of the library in question.