Open every Wednesday 1–7 pm

The library will be open on Wednesday, June 3rd, 10th, and 17th by registration only.

To provide a safe environment and maintain sufficient distance between visitors and staff we will apply a registration system to allow one library visitor at a time.

Please send an e-mail to with your preferred time slot:

1 – 3 pm
3 – 5 pm
5 – 7 pm

Every few months we bring attention to some of the Library contents, and focus upon some key topics, and thematics. Please find the current selection of OUT OF THE LIBRARY here

PUBLICS Library is based on following categories:

— Philosophy: Art and Publicness
— Art Theory, Criticism & Histories
— Public Art Theory & Practices
— Curatorial Theory & Practices
— Group Exhibitions
— Artist Writing & Interviews
— Biennials & Large Scale Exhibitions
— Solo Exhibitions & Monographs
— Art Journals, Series and Magazines
— Small Catalogues
— Research, Institution, Education
— Archive Files by Subject

PUBLICS Library is a public research space dedicated to critical social thinking, learning and education – a place for coming together, discussing, reading and thinking about contemporary art and its many publics. The library is dedicated to representing and challenging the many concepts, theories and practices of curating contemporary art and publicness. Library is open to the public every scheduled Wednesday or by appointment. Books are available to read, to study and to browse on site. The Library’s bibliography will continue to be catalogued, indexed and made available online for reference. PUBLICS Library is designed by Julia.

Image credits: Noora Lehtovuori