Finnish Library Buildings

Espoo City Library, Sello

The basic philosophy of the Sello Library is to be a space for diverse cultural activities, providing both service by knowledgeable staff as well as self-service. It was the second library in Espoo to be housed in a shopping centre.

The model is an innovation developed right here in Espoo: a library is a popular service and desired tenant in shopping centres, and libraries wish to be where the people are. In Espoo – a city with no definitive centre or business district – the regional shopping centres are the busy areas.

The name of the library
Sello Library (Leppävaara District Library)
The name of the municipality/organization
City of Espoo
The population of the community covered by the library
58 048
The location of the library
Shopping center Sello
The library is
a new construction
The floor area
The library was opened in
Designed by

Architectural firm Helin & Co Arkkitehdit