National Library of Finland – beauty, function and that library quiet

Written by Library Planet editor Marie Eiriksson, library consultant at Gladsaxe Public Libraries, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ In febuary is was lucky enough to visit the Finland National library, the oldest scholarly library in Finland. It is also one of the University of Helsinki’s biggest independent institutes. The library…

Töölö library, Helsinki, Finland – a design Pearl

Written by Library Planet editor Marie Eiriksson, library consultant at Gladsaxe Public Libraries, Denmark. For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Töölö Library was designed by architect Aarne Ervi, who worked with Alvar Aalto, and many of the classical Aalto furniture can be seen throughout the building. The building is from 1970 but…

Helsinki University Library – sleek design and a corkscrew staircase

Written by Dr. Derek Cash For how to contribute to Library Planet look here:  https://libraryplanet.net/contribute/ Helsinki University Library in Helsinki, Finland is an academic library with over a million volumes.  Although the institution has the primary goal of serving the students and faculty, the public has free access to the facility. The library is located…