Finnish Library Buildings

Jyväskylä City Library, Palokka

The library shares a location with a comprehensive school and an adult education center. The immediate proximity of the school and Palokka Youth Center sounds in the functions of the library.

The library is functionally modern establishment that makes it possible to offer traditional library services as well as provide opportunities to create and participate. Among other things, there is a stage for performances, a games area, a computer studio to be used in cooperation with the school and the adult education center, and a newspaper and periodicals room that can be used also outside the opening hours. Part of shelves are movable to make the library space adaptable to various functions.

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The name of the library
Palokka Library
The name of the municipality/organization
Jyväskylä City Library – Regional Library of Central Finland
The population of the community covered by the library
15 000
The location of the library
The library is located by the Lake Palokka, 6 kilometers north of the city centre
The library is
a new construction
The floor area
1511m²
The library was opened in
2012
Designed by

Tomi Perko, Arkkitehtitoimisto Perko Oy, Helsinki
Interior designer: Olli Pursiainen, Arkkitehtitoimisto Meskanen ja Pursiainen, Helsinki

The total expenditure of the construction
4.6 million euros