Welcome to the library

A new video presenting the building and the services of the National and University Library. ...

Highlight of the month

The Reykjavik Telephone Corporation was established in 1904 and telephone users in Reykjavik were 20 in March 1905. ...

News

19/7
2016

The library café will be closed from July 22 to August 5 due to summer vacations.

5/7
2016

On the 16th of June a special exhibition on the Great Auk was opened in the Cultural House at Hverfisgata. In its special...

4/7
2016

A small exhibition on the history of the publication of the telephone directory has been set up in the library. The first...

Exhibitions

27/5
2016

This year, the National Library’s manuscript collection celebrates it’s 170th anniversary. It was established on June 5th 1846. In...

13/5
2016

  The Icelandic Literary Society celebrates its bicentennial in 2016. On Thursday May 12th an exhibition opened at the National and...

22/4
2016

On Friday the 22nd of April an exhibition of Snorri Hjartarson´s poetry was opened in the library. In the exhibition his poetic...