Public Library - in English
Two libraries serve the public in the city of Akaa; the main library of Akaa is situated in Toijala, and the other library is in Viiala.
Our collection comprises more than 130,000 items.
You can obtain a library card by presenting an ID card. Our library card is valid at 20 municipal libraries located in the Pirkanmaa region.
Our adult sections have a lot to offer: in addition to fiction and non-fiction, our collection includes music, audio books, language courses, films and CD-ROMs.
Children’s and youth sections
The children’s and youth sections also offer varied collections, taking into account the age of the users. At the Viiala Library you can listen to music.
Our reading rooms subscribe to nearly 100 newspapers and magazines. In addition, several periodicals are subscribed to as donations to the libraries.
The latest issues of magazines are available for reading only, but older issues can also be borrowed. We have ePress -display service and eMagz -display at customer computers - there are plenty of Finnish papers to read.
Reference library, regional collection and Rumania collection
Among other things, the reference library houses a collection of reference books for various fields as well as dictionaries.
The regional collection comprises material about the Akaa region as well as works by current or late Akaa residents.
The items in the reference library and the regional collection cannot be checked out but you are welcome to read them at the library premises.
Our Rumania collection, which is the largest in the Nordic countries, is located at the Köyvärintie main library.
The Rumania collection is also presented on our website. The items can be borrowed.
There are computers available for customers. The computers are equipped with Internet connections and basic programs. You can also use a printer/copymachine.
WLAN (WiFi) connection Visitor is available to use with your own computer/phones/tablets in all our libraries.
Some microfiche cards and reading devices are also available for those interested in genealogy.
Digi-points are available for scanning photos or videos or music to digital mode. Ask for time!
You need to book a computer in advance. Of course there is a "Stop 'n' Go -point" with 15 min restricted use for a quick need.
Information service and interlibrary loans
Our staff will assist you in information searches when necessary.
Our interlibrary loan service is available when you cannot find the item you need in our own collection.
PIKI library network
The libraries in the Pirkanmaa region maintain a joint PIKI database, which comprises the data from all of the 20 municipaly libraries in the region. A library card for one of the PIKI libraries gives you borrowing rights to all the libraries in the PIKI system. The loans should be returned to the library where they were borrowed. By paying a transportation fee, you can also return your loans to another PIKI library.
The PIKI web library is available at pikikirjasto.fi In order to use the web service you need to obtain a personal user code at the library. At the web library you can renew your loans, reserve items, update your contact information, sign up for electronic due date reminders as well as get information about new book releases in the fields of your choice.
Akaa Public Library
Köyvärintie 1, 37800 Akaa
Tel. +358-40 335 3600 (information)
Monday to Thursday 10-19
Viialan kirjasto Vilkku
Solmukatu 3, 37830 Akaa
Tel. +358-40 335 3620 (information)
Monday to Wednesday 13-19
Thursday to Friday 10-16