Library services with limitations

The National and University Library of Iceland will be closed to guests until November 11 due the assembly ban.

While the library building is closed, library staff will do their best to provide services to library users through telephone and digital channels on weekdays from 8:15-16:00, closed on weekends. The library web chat service is open on weekdays from 9:00–16:00.

The library´s main phone number is 525-5600 and email

To contact the service desk:

E-resources can be especially useful when searching for sources during this time. All information about access to e-resources (databases, journals and books) subscribed to by the library and/or the University of Iceland can be found at

Some materials are in National access but others only available to students and staff at the University of Iceland. Those are accessible with VPN connection to the network of the University.

You can borrow 1-2 books by sending an email to


To contact Icelandic National Collection, Manuscript Department and The Women´s History Archives


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