Canadian Urban Libraries Council/Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada

Knowledge Transfer

CULC/CBUC Library Study Tour 2019 

2019 Study Tour


  • Sunday, November 3 (Arrive in Copenhagen)
  • Tuesday, November 12 (flight to a gateway city for further exploration or to continue to Canada)

Itinerary: (subject to change)

COPENHAGEN and area (Day 1, 2, 3, 4)

  • Royal Library – Black Diamond
  • Danish Architecture Centre
  • Aarhus Dokk1 Library
  • Malmö Library
  • an open library

OSLO (Day 5, 6, 7)

  • New Oslo Main Library (opening 2019)
  • Presentation on Vennesla Library
  • additional programming being determined based on arrival and departure times

HELSINKI (Day 8, 9, 10)

  • Helsinki Central Library
  • Helsinki University Main Library
  • additional programming being determined based on arrival and departure times


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
  • Over night ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo
  • 9 nights of accommodation (based on single occupancy) including ferry berth
  • All transfers and ground transportation
  • 9 breakfasts; some lunches; and four dinners (one in each city plus ferry)
  • Travel credit to a gateway city for the return home
  • No visas required
  • On-tour support personnel
  • All European taxes
  • Main host gift(s) in each city 

What would not be covered:

  • Airfare to Copenhagen (CPH)
  • Transportation from Copenhagen (CPH) airport to the hotel; 
  • Transportation from hotel to Helsinki Airport (HEL)
  • Airfare home from Europe
  • 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 April 15, 2019. Final payment is due by August 15.


Previous Study Tour Information:

CULC/CBUC’s 2011 Study Tour