Main Library

Main library

Kaarlenväylä 3, PL 15, 90100 Oulu

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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).

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 and Reading room
tel. 08 558 47352

Music department has 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 and a copy machine.

Reading room is quiet space for study and work, two computers available for the customers (internet and Microsoft Office software), microfilm reader and microfilm scanners.


Library Showroom
Oulu City Library is developing and setting up a Library showroom and a mobile circulating showroom both of which would offer library visitors opportunities to explore innovative new products and services in the library space. Kokeilupiste (in Finnish)

About the main library
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)

Customer service

tel. 08 558 47337

From Monday to Friday at 9 - 20



Café and lunch in the main library