Library websites

The Library is involved in many projects, both individually and in cooperation with others. Here are links to a few websites that are related to the library:

Digital collections

Bæ Icelandic books prior to 1870.
Europeana Digital reproductions of European libraries. Union catalogue of Icelandic manuscripts in three collections: National and University Library of Iceland, The Árni Magnússon Institute and Arnamagnæanske Samling.
The Sound Archive Music and other sound recordings preserved by the Library.
Icelandic maps Digital copies of old maps of Iceland and a summary of map history. /Periodicals and journals Digital reproduction of Icelandic, Faroese and Greenlandic newspapers and journals.


Bibliography A bibliography of Icelandic works published before 1844.
Doctoral dissertations A list of doctoral dissertations by Icelanders.
Private archives Digital access to archives, preserved in the National and University Library.
Find journals Access to full-text of about 20.000 journals and information about printed journals which the National Library receives on regular basis, through the special interface, SFX. Nationwide access to digital databases and journals.
Catalogue of Icelandic publications Catalogue of material published in Iceland with statistics.
Ísmús Database on Icelandic musical- and cultural heritage. Sound recordings, photographs, movies, manuscripts and texts. Integrated search portal which searches many digital databases at a time, including union catalogue of Icelandic libraries.
Key to subject headings A list of subject headings and personal names used for cataloguing in the union catalogue of Icelandic libraries.
Rafhlaðan A digital repository containing digital material acquired through legal deposits.
Skemman Digital repository of theses of Icelandic universities (baccalaureate and masters theses).
The Icelandic web archive Collection of websites from the national domain .is
Translations of the Icelandic Sagas List of translations of the Icelandic Sagas and Acts, Eddaic poems, Sagas of bishops, Mythic-heroic Sagas, and Sagas of kings.


Informative websites

Hallgrimur Pétursson About the poet Hallgrimur Pétursson and his Hymns of Passion.
Manual for cataloguers A manual for bibliographic cataloguing into the union catalogue of libraries.
Jónas Hallgrímsson A website for the national poet, Jónas Hallgrímsson.
Women and Politics Dedicated to the history of women‘s suffrage in Iceland.
Women´s History Archives The mission of the Archives is to collect, register and preserve records of the history of Icelandic women as well as women in Iceland. It acts as a centre for the dissemination of information about the history of women, helps find sources in this area, and encourages research on women‘s history.
Centre for Oral History A collection of research and educational centre in the field of oral history. A website on open access
Icelandic Music Library A collection on Icelandic music, musical culture and musical artefacts.


Please introduce yourself by adding name and email.

The chat is open 9:00 - 16:00 on weekdays.

chat loading...