Spent some time in the Malmö library (site in English courtesy of Google Translate) and was quite impressed.
The space is light, beautiful and functional. You can borrow books in all languages, DVD:s and music CDs. You can read newspapers and magazines from the whole world. You can learn about the Swedish and EU political systems and even have a cup of coffee.
Clockwise from top: Exterior, Newspaper room, reading chairs and books. Collage made with Picnik.