Opening hours

Opening hours December 17th 2018 to January 6th 2019

Date: Opening hours:
Monday December 17th   8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  
Tuesday December 18th       9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday December 19th   9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday December 20th    9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday December 21st  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday December 22nd CLOSED
Sunday December 23rd  CLOSED
Monday December 24th CLOSED
Tuesday December 25th CLOSED 
Wednesday December 26th CLOSED
Thursday December 27th 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday December 28th 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday December 29th CLOSED
Sunday December 30th CLOSED 
Monday December 31st CLOSED
Tuesday January 1st CLOSED
Wednesday January 2nd CLOSED 
Thursday January 3rd 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday January 4th  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday January 5th 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Sunday January 6th  CLOSED


Back to winter opening hours Monday January 7th 2019

Area / serviceWeek daysWinter
Aug 27-May 10
Summer
May 11-Aug 26
Main library area Mon - Thu 8:15-22:00 9:00-17:00
Friday 8:15-19:00 9:00-17:00
Saturday 10:00-17:00  10:00-14:00 
Sunday 11:00-17:00  closed
Manuscripts collection Mon - Fri 9:00-17:00 9:00-17:00
National collection Mon - Thu 8:15-19:00 9:00-17:00
Friday 8:15-17:00 9:00-17:00
Saturday 10:00-17:00 closed
Women's history archives Mon - Fri 10:00-15:00 10:00-15:00
Oral history archives Tue - Thu 13:00-16:00 13:00-16:00
Information desk Mon - Fri 8:15-16:00 9:00-16:00
Restaurant Mon - Thu 9:00-19:00 9:30-15:30 
Friday 9:00-17:00 9:30-15:30 
Saturday 11:00-16:00  closed 
Sunday 12:00-16:00  closed

During exams at the University of Iceland, i.e. in December and April-May, the library is open until 10pm on weekdays and until 6pm on weekends. 

Public holidays

The library is closed on the following days unless otherwise advertised: New Year's Day, January 2 (or the first work day of January), Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Ascension Day, First Day of Summer (first Thursday after April 18), May Day, Whit Sunday, Whit Monday, June 17, first Monday in August, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve.