The Oulu Main Library closes on September 11th
The last opening day of the Oulu Main Library before the renovation starts is Sunday, 11th of September, when the library is open 12:00–16:00. Transfers of equipment and materials cause changes and interruptions in the library services. During August-September, Digiverstas (Digital Workstation), customer computers, furniture and customer service points will be moved to the Pekuri library.
Materials borrowed from the Main Library do not have due dates between 12th and 20th September. If the due date of the loan was before September 12th, late fees will accumulate as usual. Reservations with the Main Library as the pick-up location cannot be picked up between 12th and 18 September. The reservations will be transferred to the Pekuri library where they can be pick them up when the library opens.
Loans can be returned to all branch libraries of the Oulu City Library and to other OUTI Libraries. The Main Library’s return drop box will remain open for the time being and will be closed later in the autumn. Materials can only be returned to the Pekuri library during the library’s opening hours. In the OUTI Web Library, you can renew loans and, if you wish, also make changes to the pick-up location of reservations, if the reservation is not yet transported or ready to be picked up.
Pekuri Library will open on September 19th
The library on the second floor of the Pekuri shopping centre will be opened for customers on Monday, September 19th at 8:00. The Pekuri Library serves customers throughout the renovation of the Main Library. The renovated Central Library is scheduled to open on the eve of the European Capital of Culture year 2026.
The facilities and the collection of Pekuri Library are the size of larger local libraries. The Main Library’s collection will be distributed during the renovation years to all nearby libraries and storage, where the collection can be borrowed from by making reservations. Most of the Main Library’s services will be transferred to the Pekuri Library on a smaller scale.
Local libraries and bookmobiles serve all over the city
The network of local libraries and bookmobile stops covers the whole of Oulu, from Oulunsalo to Yli-Ii and from Martinniemi to Ylikiiminki. The libraries of Tuira and Karjasilta are closest to the city centre. Services vary depending on the size of the branch library.
The Pekuri Library does not have separate meeting or working spaces for patrons. Workspaces and meeting rooms can be booked in the libraries of Haukipudas, Kiiminki, Oulunsalo, Puolivälinkangas and Yli-Ii. Small workspaces for 1–2 people can be found in the libraries of Maikkula, Oulunsalo and Ylikiiminki. The reading rooms are located in the libraries of Oulunsalo and Yli-Ii.
Information about library services and their opening hours can be found on the library website and the OUTI Web Library. The timetables and stops of the bookmobiles are listed on the library website (in Finnish). Workspaces and devices can be booked through Varaamo.