Study Tour

CULC/CBUC Library Study Tour 2019 

2020 Study Tour


  • Wednesday, April 15 (Arrive in Oslo)
  • Friday, April 24 (End of planned tour in Copenhagen)

Itinerary: (subject to change)

    OSLO (Day 1, 2, 3)

    • New Oslo Central Library (opening 2020), session with Lund Hagem the architectural firm that designed the library 
    • Tour of Oslo branches, including an open library
    • Presentation by Snønetta, the architectural firm that designed the new library in Alexandria

    HELSINKI (Day 4, 5, 6)

    • Helsinki University Main Library
    • Helsinki Central Library
    • Helsinki suburban branch

    COPENHAGEN and area (Day 7, 8, 9)

    • Royal Library – Black Diamond
    • Aarhus Dokk1 Library
    • Malmö Central Library
    • Oxie and Garaget Branches of the Malmö Library


    Members: $5,550 plus taxes (library staff, board, architects working with a member on a current project)

    What the cost would cover:

    • Airfare within Europe
    • 9 nights of accommodation (based on single occupancy)
    • All transfers and ground transportation
    • 9 breakfasts; some lunches; and three dinners
    • No visas required
    • On-tour support personnel
    • All European taxes
    • Main host gift(s) in each city 

    What would not be covered:

    • Airfare to Oslo
    • Transportation from Oslo airport to the hotel; 
    • Transportation from hotel to Copenhagen airport
    • Airfare home from Copenhagen
    • Non-stated meals; beverages; tips/gratuities
    • Trip insurance
    • Double occupancy discount ($550)
    • Approximately $75–$115 in HST for Canadian paid items
    • Extra days if choosing travel early or extend beyond

    Who can go on the tour:

    • Members (anyone within a member library system)
    • Architects and Planners working with a member
    • Retired Members
    • Spouses
    • If room, it will be opened up beyond, to other members of the Canadian public library community for $5,800.

    The target is 20-24 people.

    Date for Expression of Interest:

    Forms and deposit are required as a formal expression of interest by September 15, 2019. Final payment is due by January 15, 2020.


    Previous Study Tour Information:

    CULC/CBUC’s 2011 Study Tour