Malmö City Library.

This is, hands down, the greatest, most magnificent library I’ve ever seen. The architecture of the building is just amazing; airy and grand with a true connection with the outdoors, yet turn a corner and there are several snug and cozy zones available for you to relax in with a good book. The kid’s area is enormous and includes a play area, a toddler learning center and a music room equipped with a set of drums. The library stocks millions of books, music and DVDs in several different languages. The place even has a comic book corner with light tables so you can trace your favorite superheroes directly from the books! Unlike most libraries, the Malmö City Library is abuzz with people hanging out, studying hard in the quiet rooms, talking (at normal levels) in all other areas, I even saw people drinking coffees and eating sticky Danishes!    

DSC04287.jpg

 

DSC04288.jpg

 

Upstairs, the cubicles feel like little IKEA living rooms.

DSC04291.jpg

 

DSC04292-2.jpg

 

DSC04296.jpg

 

Coffee shop style seating.

DSC04297

 

DSC04303

 

The view of the park is spectacular, I believe parts of it light up at night.

DSC04304

 

Modern check-in/out stations. Everything is automated with conveyor belts and robots.  

DSC04310

 

DSC04307

 

You even get a clear view of the famous twisted torso building.

DSC04313