Welcome to the library

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

Highlight of the month

The singer Hallbjörg Bjarnadóttir was born at Hjallabúð in Fróðárhreppur parish on the peninsula Snæfellsnes. ...

News

19/4
2017

In the autumn of 2016 the brothers Guðmundur Andri and Örnólfur, sons of the writer Thor Vilhjálmsson, presented a collection of...

18/4
2017

We remind our guests that the library will be closed for the first day of summer on Thursday 20 April. On Friday the opening hours...

11/4
2017

Conference in National and University Library of Iceland April 27-28, 2017 The National and University Library of Iceland and IFLA...

Exhibitions

1/3
2017

Hagþenkir,  the Association of Non-fiction and Educational Writers in Iceland conferred on Wednesday 1 March it´s special award...

13/11
2016

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

10/11
2016

In 2016, the National Library’s manuscript collection celebrated it’s 170th anniversary. It was established on June 5th 1846. In...