Aralis Library and Information Centre is built inside the old Arabia factory complex. The library centre brings together Helsinki City Library’s Arabianranta Library and three art libraries: University of Art and Design Library, Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Resource Library for Arts and Culture, and Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory Library.

A big glass roofed internal courtyard houses the library and a restaurant, which is open for public. The combination forms a meeting place for everybody visiting or working in Arabia Gallery.

The architectural design did not include interior design.