Oulu City Library

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Oulun kaupunginkirjasto
(Oulu City Library)
Oulu Library 20100214.jpg
Oulu City Main Library building
Country Finland
Type Public library
Established 1877
Location Oulu
Coordinates 65°00′55″N 025°27′48″E / 65.01528°N 25.46333°E / 65.01528; 25.46333Coordinates: 65°00′55″N 025°27′48″E / 65.01528°N 25.46333°E / 65.01528; 25.46333
Branches 15
Size 840,000
Access and use
Circulation 1,5M
Other information
Budget €8,000,000 ($11,000,000)
Staff 110
Website www.ouka.fi/oulu/library
References: [1]

Oulu City Library (Finnish: Oulun kaupunginkirjasto) is a municipal and regional library in Oulu, Finland. The main library building is located in the city centre near the market square. There are also 14 branch libraries in the neighbourhoods and a patient library in Oulu University Hospital.[1]

The main library was moved from Northern Ostrobothnia museum building to the present building designed by architects Marjatta and Martti Jaatinen in 1982.


  1. ^ a b "Oulu City Library Annual Report 2010" (PDF). www.ouka.fi (in Finnish). City of Oulu. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 

External links[edit]