Finnish Library Buildings

Kokkola City Library

Kokkola City Library provides a fundamental service to the general public. We also co-operate closely with Luckan, the information centre for Swedish-speaking Finns, located within the library itself.

The architecture is graceful yet bold with curved shapes, light colours and airy spaces separated by glass walls. A large wall of windows opens to the terrace, which adds an element of harmony with the surrounding environment. The central atrium helps visitors to orient themselves, and moving in between departments is easy due to the open floor plan. There are also quiet areas for studying and meetings. The physical space acts as an important counterbalance to the virtual world of digital culture.

The name of the library
Kokkola City Library
The name of the municipality/organization
The population of the community covered by the library
47 681
The location of the library
Located in the city centre and pedestrian area, near the railway and coach stations
The library is
a new construction
The floor area
The library was opened in
Designed by

Nils-Erik Stenman