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Rikhardinkatu Library

In the heart of the city since 1882

Rikhardinkatu Library is 140 years old this year!

In the summer of 1882 the Helsinki Folk Library moved into its new building. The building was designed by Theodor Höijer, and it was the first building in the Nordic countries specifically designed as a public library. The library building opened for public 1st of September albeit without any greater festivities.

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Contact information

Rikhardinkatu 3

00130 Helsinki

rikhardinkadun_kirjasto@hel.fi

09 3108 5913

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