The Municipal Library of Juuka

The Municipal Library of Juuka

Juuan kunnankirjasto

The elegant design of the Municipal library of Juuka is the work of Kaj Michael Oy, a Finnish Architecture firm, which completed its work on the library in the summer of July 1993. The Municipal library of Juuka has received the nickname “Rihveli” due to its majestic soapstone pillars placed in front of the main entrance, which represent giant stone pens.

The library hosts over 42 000 books in its collection. In addition, there is a separate room for people who want to read newspapers and magazines (for children, youth and adults) Along with its diverse collection of books in various languages (including English, Swedish & Russian), the library also offers sports & gaming equipment for rental.

The library is fully equipped with desktops, wifi, a Digital piano and rooms available for booking in the library tower for use as a writers nook or work space for artists or other creative souls. Access is also provided for scanning and printing services.

The library also hosts photography/ art exhibitions of talented artists, painters & photographers. The exhibition space can be booked to display your own masterpieces.


Vaara Library is the mother hub for all libraries in the region of North Karelia.

In Vaara Library, all the libraries situated across North Karelia have a common database: this means that you can seek and find the material that you want all over the North Karelia.

All of the Vaara Libraries have the same practices. One library card will work in all Vaara Libraries across North Karelia.

You can also book and borrow books via Vaara Libraries.

Come and explore our large selection of Finnish and International writers and story tellers!

Address: Poikolantie 6 f, 83900 Juuka

Contact: Ph. +358 40 104 2904,

Opening hours: 
- Self-service hours: Mon-Fri 9:30-10:00
- Regular library hours: Mon-Thu 10:00-18:00 & Fri 10:00-17:00


Check out more pictures from the library below.

Contact details

Tourist info

Our main Info center in located in the Municipal hall;

Juuan kunta
Poikolantie 1 
83900 Juuka

Open: Mon - Fri, 9am - 3pm

Ph. +358 40 104 2865 (Information point of the Municipal Hall)
Ph. +358 40 104 2000 (Switchboard)
Fax. (+358 13) 472 123

There are also Info boards at various locations around Juuka, for instance;

Teboil gas station - Opposite the Kivikylä
Pullover stops on Highway 6


Note! Kartalla - also in English!

VisitKarelia link