Opening hours

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

*   Note that from June 23 to August 4 the library is closed on Saturdays.
** The restaurant will be closed from July 23 to August 7.


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.