Welcome to the library

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

Highlight of the month

In 1770 Ólafur Ólafsson wrote a book about how to grow vegetables; it was intended for both farmers and the general public. ...

News

4/8
2016

An article about Manfreð Vilhjálmsson architect of the National and University Library of Iceland was recently published in the...

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...