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Main Library

Kaarlenväylä 3, PL 15, 90100 Oulu


Loans, renewals

tel. 08 558 47337

Reading room for magazines

tel. 08 558 47347

There are some 100 newspapers and over 900 magazines in 15 languages and also over 2000 magazines in digital format. There are 10 computers (internet and Microsoft Office software), colour and black and white printing, a scanner and a copy machine that the customers can use.

Information service

tel. 044 703 7331

Inquiries about books and other materials. There are reading corners and computers for the customers (internet and Microsoft Office software), and black and white printing.

Children and youth department

tel. 08 558 47342

Inquiries about children's and youth literature, reading tips. Audio stories, soft toys, puzzles, board games for children and young people, costumes, reading and playing room, story corner.

Music department

tel. 08 558 47352

Large collection of music books, sheet music, music magazines, CD, LP, DVD and Blu-ray records. An opportunity to listen to music, to play the piano, to play PS3 games and to digitize VHS video tapes. There are four computers in the department.

Reading room

tel. 08 558 47321

Quiet space for study and work, loans of magazines and e-book reading devices, two computers available for the customers (internet and Microsoft Office software), black and white printing microfilm reader, microfilm scanner and a copy machine.

The construction of the main library building was completed in 1982. The building is designed by architects Marjatta and Martti Jaatinen.

Wireless panOULU network

Works of art in the main library (in Finnish)

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