Welcome to the library

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

Highlight of the month

Sigurður Ólafsson was for a long time one of the nation´s best-known singers. ...

News

8/5
2017

Summer opening hours starts at the National and University Library of Iceland on Wednesday, May 10th 2017. That day the library is...

27/4
2017

  The National and University Library of Iceland and the Writers' Union of Iceland have established a new poetry book prize...

26/4
2017

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

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...