The Municipal Library of Vihti

Architect office Hannu Jaakkola, Tapani KerttulaFinland

Municipal Library of Vihti, "Agricola", was built in the central location of Nummela in 1998. The building project was carried out in a modified form from the original Agricola proposal of Hannu Jaakkola and Tapani Kerttula. The proposal won the first prize in an architectural competition arranged in 1990. Rakennus-Haaparanta was chosen to be the building contractor. The building has been beautifully landscaped.

Authority and authority type


Title of library in local language

Vihdin kunnankirjasto

Year of completion



Pisteenkaari 9,03100 Nummela, Finland

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Category of library

Public Library

Special features, internal

Useful area 1500 m2, overall area 2300 m2, 11000m3.

Detailed description

The library has been designed to be the parlour of the residents of Vihti. In the building there are two floors for the customers, staff's rooms are mainly on the 3rd floor. Main floor is separated to different levels: circulation desk and reference service, adults' fiction and non-fiction, juvenile department. Music department and youth department are on the 2nd floor. The library offers reading and team-work rooms for quiet work, reading room with access to newspapers and periodicals, two conference rooms and a children's story corner. Library also offers exhibition space: display racks and glass cases.

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