Finnish Library Buildings

Naantali City Library, Rymättylä

The library is open for everyone, and its use is free of charge. The library collections include books, magazines, CDs, videotapes and DVDs. Most of the material is available for home loan. All borrowers need a library card.

The public library building also houses a school library with an exhibition space. The floor space of the school library is 80. The collection has been chosen for the pupils of the Rymättylä junior school (classes 0–6) who have acces to the library also outside public library opening hours.

The school library is open to all users during normal opening hours and the collection is available for home loan. The librarian is responsible for the school library and the exhibitions.

The main library hall, the school library and the school lunch room are separated by movable glass walls which makes the space ideal for organising events of various sizes. The seven meters high main hall has a 50 loft which adds valuable floor space. The loft is reached by a spiral staircase and used for meetings. It is also a popular space amongst pupils who like to do their homework up on the balcony. 

The 230 floor space includes a 10 magazine and a 21 office space.

The town service point where users get assistance and advise on the services of municipal authorities operates in the library.

The name of the library
Rymättylä library
The name of the municipality/organization
Naantali City library
The population of the community covered by the library
Around 2000 inhabitants with a summertime population of around 3200
The location of the library
The Library and the school are located in the same building (Rymättylä primary school has about 200 pupils)
The library is
a new construction
The floor area
The library was opened in
Designed by

Jarmo Saarinen and Teppo Lehtimäki

The total expenditure of the construction
534 000 euros