Mariehamns stadsbibliotek

  • August 2017

Mariehamns stadsbibliotek (Mariehamn City Library) opened in 1989. In the region/group of islands that constitute Åland, with about 30 000 inhabitants out of which roughly a third is living in the city of Mariehamn, the library is remarkable in its size and services. The library is well organized and has a very good collection of media. The interior is stylish but has hardly any cosy elements. The white colour is dominating and creates a rather chilly atmosphere. Since several years there is annually a small but popular literature festival in the library. There is cooperation with the local college and the media collection of the college is in the same premises. FOUR stars: Very good.