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Manuscripts and Private Archives

The Manuscript Department is located on the first floor. There are in store about 15000 manuscripts and about 1300 private archives. A catalogue of the collections is to be found on this page, and one can also contact the staff about the material in store. Items are fetched twice a day to the security vault of the Library and requests for material must be submitted before 9.30 and 13.30 daily. One can also make reservations on material by telephone 525-5678, send email to handrit (hja) landsbokasafn.is or made reservations in person.

On the website Handrit.is it is possible to look at a part of the collection, cataloguing information and pictures. On the Einkaskjöl.is there is information on the private archives located in the Library. Constantly new additions are added to these websites.

Manuscript Department accepts manuscripts of all kinds of private archives that the general public has at their disposal. We encourage everyone that has old documents in their possession to come to us with their preservation in mind.

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