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National and University Library of Iceland

The National and University Library of Iceland is the national library of Iceland and the library of the University of Iceland. The library was established on December 1, 1994. It is the largest library in Iceland with one million items in various collections.

In The National and University Library most books, periodicals and audio-visual material  published in Iceland can be found. The library is also the largest academic library in Iceland. On the library‘s website various databases and e-journals can be accessed. The website also offers general information on the library and  its services  The library hosts a number of exhibitions all year round, both from its own collections and in collaboration with others.  

Opening hours Week days: Saturdays: Sundays
May 16th – August 30tj: 08:15-22:00 10:00-17:00 11:00-17:00
September 1st – May 15th: 09:00-17:00 10:00-14:00



Arngrímsgata 3 107 Reykjavík

525-5600, 525-5685

[email protected]


Open all year round.