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08.02.2019

The travelling print workshop Print & Friends is up and working at the Culture House tonight 8 February between 6 and...

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25.01.2019

On January 24th, The Hungarian Cultural Society in Iceland donated a collection of books to The National and University Library. The...

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11.10.2018

A symposium in memory of Halldór Hermannsson, curator at the Fiske Icelandic Collection at Cornell University in the United States will be...

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12.09.2018

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the National and University Library of Iceland, the Iceland Post issued a National Library of...

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08.08.2018

The Summer school in manuscript studies is a collaboration between the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies, the University of Iceland,...

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20.06.2018

Sigrún Júlíusdóttir, former professor at the University of Iceland and chairman of the Board of the Research Center for Children and...

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06.06.2018

32. Conference of European National Librarians took place in Reykjavík Iceland 4th and 5th of June 2018, and in addition the...

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07.05.2018

  Opening hours from May 11th to August 26th Monday - Friday        9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday       ...

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16.03.2018

On March 14th, an exhibition was opened at the National Library in collaboration with the Iceland Symphony Orchestra on the program...

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08.01.2018

The National and University Library of Iceland has launched an information web about Open Access (OA).It´s supposed to be a gateway...

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03.01.2018

On November 9th 2017 The National and University Library of Iceland signed the Expression of Interest in the Large-scale Implementation of...

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08.11.2017

Iceland Consortium (hvar.is) offers trial access to Britannica ImageQuest database from Encyclopædia Britannica. Access is national as content is available to everyone in Iceland who...

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25.10.2017

Contact is a new link (at the Menu bar) on the library web. On the site users find: Web chat to chat online...

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24.10.2017

10th Annual International Open Access Week, October 23-29, 2017. This year’s theme of “Open in Order to…” is meant to move the...

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09.10.2017

On Friday, 6 October, on the birthday of poet Benedikt Gröndal, an exhibition was opened about him in the library in...

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24.09.2017

On Sunday September 24th at 2:00pm, Gunnar Marel Hinriksson from the National and University Library of Iceland will guide visitors (in...

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08.09.2017

On September 7th, Ásmundur Jónsson, on behalf of Bad Taste Ltd, handed over to The National Library, for possession and preservation,...

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24.08.2017

Winter opening hours: Monday - Thursday 8:15 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Friday 8:15 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Sunday 11:00...

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14.06.2017

      The activities carried out by the Icelandic Music Museum in Kópavogur and its collection will be transferred to the National Museum...

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26.05.2017

An exhibition about composer Sigvaldi Kaldalóns was opened at the National Library 24 May. The exhibition is in cooperation of the...

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23.05.2017

  The National and University Library of Iceland and The Writers´ Union of Iceland have established a new prize for a poetry...

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27.04.2017

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

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26.04.2017

Conference in National and University Library of Iceland April 27-28, 2017 The National and University Library of Iceland and IFLA (International Federation...

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07.04.2017

The Icelandic Literary Society premiered in the Library´s lecture hall on Thursday, 6 April a video called Svipþyrping – Svipmyndir úr...

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04.04.2017

The National and University Library of Iceland offers trial access to ProQuest Ebook Central on https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/landsbokasafn Ebook Central delivers ebooks from scholarly sources...

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31.03.2017

Zhang Weidong ambassador of China in Iceland had the last lecture in the series about friendly exchanges between China and Iceland....

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30.03.2017

The Icelandic Chinese Cultural Society presented to the library for safekeeping two minutes books, held by the society. One is a...

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28.03.2017

Unnur Guðjónsdóttir presented to the library in connection with the exhibition China-Iceland three books on China. Kína – ævintýralandið (China –...

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14.03.2017

2017 Long Night against Procrastination National and University Library of Iceland Thursday, March 16, 17:00-22:00 Work together against procrastination and writer’s block! All University...

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06.03.2017

  On Tuesdays, during lunch-break, the National and University Library of Iceland offers a series of lectures and events about friendly exchanges between...

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02.03.2017

Hagþenkir,  the Association of Non-fiction and Educational Writers in Iceland conferred on Wednesday 1 March it´s special award for academic work...

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06.02.2017

Friday, 3 February, a collection of manuscripts by Ísólfur Palsson (1871-1941) were delivered to the National and University Library of Iceland....

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03.02.2017

The Iceland Consortium for electronic subscriptions presents trial access to four databases on Ebscohost through March 2017, EconLit, Academic Search Ultimate,...

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17.01.2017

  A license agreement has been reached between the The Iceland Consortium for Electronic Subscriptions and Elsevier for a nationwide access to...

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29.12.2016

A large number of the material that the manuscript collection receives today are private archives from the twentieth century. However, the...

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03.11.2016

Autumn Evening by Gunnlaugur Scheving 1904-1972. Some of the works in the library are owned by The National Library of Iceland and others...

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21.09.2016

A trial access  on the HI-net to journals of The Royal Society of Chemistry „Gold journal package“ has been opened for...

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20.09.2016

The National and University Library of Iceland hosted a seminar on open science on the 15th of September. The seminar was...

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09.09.2016

The Writing Centre in the National Library is a cooperative project of the writing centres at the School of Humanities (Hum)...

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04.08.2016

An article about Manfreð Vilhjálmsson architect of the National and University Library of Iceland was recently published in the web-journal T-RANSFER....

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05.07.2016

On the 16th of June a special exhibition on the Great Auk was opened in the Cultural House at Hverfisgata. In...

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12.05.2016

  The Icelandic Literary Society celebrates its bicentennial in 2016. On Thursday May 12th, at 14 PM an exhibition opened at the National...

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10.05.2016

Summer opening hours starts at the National and University Library of Iceland on Wednesday, May 11th. Summer hours:Monday - Friday: 9am-5pmSaturday: 10am-2pm...

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22.04.2016

  Inn á græna skóga [Into the green woods] – an exhibition of Snorri Hjartarson´s poetry At four o´clock on Friday the 22nd...

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12.04.2016

We offer trial access to journals http://www.geoscienceworld.org/  and e-books http://ebooks.geoscienceworld.org/ from GeoScienceWorld. This offer includes 146.000 articles from 46 journals in...

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11.04.2016

The 2016 IIPC (International Internet Preservation Consortium) General Assembly is hosted by the National and University Library of Iceland and taking place...

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22.03.2016

The library is open as follows:

 

21/3-23/3 08:15-22:00


24/3-25/3 LOKAÐ / CLOSED


26/3 10:00-17:00


27/3-28/3 LOKAÐ / CLOSED

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04.03.2016

In connection to an exhibition in the library on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Icelandic Bible Society a...

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16.02.2016

Did you know that...gegnir.is is now a part of leitir.is?Check out button: „Search in Gegnir“: Searching is limited by materials in...

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05.02.2016

We have new translations of Icelandic literature at the library. Authors, among others, are: Ragnar Jónsson, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Jón Kalman Stefánsson, Jón...

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18.01.2016

The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, the National Library and Saga Forlag recently signed a contract for Web publishing rights...

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18.12.2015

There will be some changes to the library pricelist in the new year. The yearly fee for library cards will remain...

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18.12.2015

On Thursday the 17th of December there was signed an agreement between the The National and University Library and The Icelandic...

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17.12.2015

  18 December 9-17 19 December 10-14 20 December CLOSED 21-23 December 9-17 24-27 December CLOSED 28-30 December 9-17 31 December - 4 January CLOSED 5-8 January 9-17 9 January...

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18.11.2015

For a short time there is trial access to the database SPORTDiscus with Full Text which indexes and provides full -text...

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12.10.2015

SFR - The Union of Public Servants has announced a strike on October 15, 16, 19. and 20. If the union...

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03.07.2015

A few letters from children are preserved at the National and University Library of Iceland. Some of those letters were on display in...

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29.06.2015

Worakot Janemathukom, the representative of the Thai Embassy in Iceland based in Copenhagen, visited the National and University Library of Iceland...

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07.05.2015

Now summer is here the summer opening hours will start next Saturday. During summer the library is open from 9am to...

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20.04.2015

Legal Organization, Cultural Exchange and Conflicts of the Basque Fisheries in the North Atlantic There is a conference on the Slaying of...

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14.04.2015

For the next two weeks, from April 13 to April 26, a free access will be available to 43 journals in archaeology, conservation and...

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10.04.2015

The opening hours at the library will be extended during the exam period the following weekends. 17. – 19. apríl 24. – 26. apríl 2.-3....

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01.04.2015

During the Easter Holidays the library opening hours will be as follows: Maundy Thursday, April 2 Closed Good Friday, April 3 Closed Saturday, April...

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30.03.2015

This report analyses the results of the ENUMERATE Survey Report on Digitisation in Cultural Heritage Institutions 2014 focusing specifically on the...

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12.02.2015

Bloomsbury Collections (comprising 4,000 titles) is making itself available to all users of the University of Iceland net (hi.is) from today until...

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15.01.2015

On the twentieth anniversary of the library December 1 2014 a website was opened containing the Icelandic bibliography 1534-1844. The history...

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17.12.2014

From 17 December 2014 to 12 January 2015    17-19 December                    9-17 20 December...

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17.09.2014

An exhibition commemorating the 400th anniversary of the birth of the hymn poet Hallgrímur Pétursson was opened in the National and...

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15.07.2014

Manuscripts from the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies in connection with the International New Chaucer Congress 2014 In connection with...

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02.07.2014

The library Annual Report for the year 2013 is available in English here.

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01.07.2014

An exhibition on paper and vellum manuscripts has been opened in the National and University Library of Iceland. The Manuscript department...

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19.05.2014

An international conference on the Dewey classification system will be held in the lecture room of the National and University Library...

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08.05.2014

Next Saturday, May 10, summer opening hours will start at the library: Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm Saturday: 10am-2pm (note that from June 21 to August...

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25.04.2014

The opening hours at the library will be extended during the exam period the following weekends. April 25 to 27 May 2 to...

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14.04.2014

The library will be closed on: Maundy Thursday, April 17th Good Friday,  April 18th Saturday, April 19th Easter Sunday, April 20th Easter Monday, April 21st and on First Day...

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14.03.2014

On Saturday the 8 March an exhibition on writer, sculptor and actress Melitta Urbanic (1902-1984) was opened in the National and...

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07.01.2014

The National and University Library of Iceland has published a brochure explaining the Library´s policy 2013-2017. Early in 2013 the National and...

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17.12.2013

On Thursday the 12th of December representatives from The National and University Library of Iceland and Steinshús ses – a private...

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26.11.2013

Library opening hours will be extended due to exams on the following three weekends: 29 November - 1 December 6 December - 8...

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15.11.2013

On November 16th, the birthday of the poet Jónas Hallgrímsson, Icelanders celebrate a national day honouring the Icelandic language. On the...

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14.11.2013

The drawings of Tryggvi Magnússon presented to The National and University Library of Iceland. On November 13th the National Librarian, Ingibjörg Steinunn...

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10.10.2013

Private publishing, small publishers and a changing media An exhibition on private publishing in Iceland since 1977 will be opened in Þjóðarbókhlaða...

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01.10.2013

The exhibition Outsiders? is prolonged till Sunday October 6th. Welcome!

http://landsbokasafn.is/index.php/news/527/224/Outsiders

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18.09.2013

Art and Culture as Therapy for Alzheimer’s disease Opening of the exhibition and presentation of the book: Narrating memories with Þórarinn...

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11.09.2013

Dr. Andreja Valic Zver gives a paper at the National and University Library of Iceland Monday 16 September, 17–18, on the...

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10.09.2013

A symposium in connection with an exhibition on outsiders at the National and University Library of Iceland 14 September 2013 at...

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21.08.2013

Exhibition and Lectures at the National and University Library of Iceland Friday 23 August 16–18 Friday 23 August 16-18 the exhibition International...

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05.07.2013

Short English version of the Annual Report 2102 is available on the Library´s website. The report is in a similar format...

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11.06.2013

Yesterday, the staff of the manuscript collection at The National and University Library celebrated the 130 anniversary of Páll Eggert Ólason...

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11.06.2013

From the next weekend onwards the library will be closed both Saturday and Sunday. Opening on Saturdays will resume on 10...

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06.06.2013

The National and University Library of Iceland recently became a member of the Europeana project entitled "Europeana - Newspapers". The purpose...

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04.06.2013

The National and University Library of Iceland have recently implemented an international numbering system for notated music, ISMN, the International Standard...

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31.05.2013

Bjarni M. Gíslason (1908-1980) was born at Stekkjarbakki, Tálknafjörður, Iceland. He was a sailor as a young man and published his...

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10.05.2013

Opening hours  May 10 to September 1, 2013 Monday - Friday               9:00 - 17:00      Saturday                         10:00 - 14:00* Sunday                              closed  *From June 15 to August 3...

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24.04.2013

Users on the University network can now access Westlaw UK - Westlaw International. The user is taken directly into Westlaw UK....

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18.04.2013

Symposium on Eiríkur Magnússon librarian in Cambridge (1833-1913) at the National and University Library of Iceland 20 April 2013 at 14:00-16:30 On Saturday 20...

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18.04.2013

Opening hours at the library will be extended during the exam period from April 19 to May 5. During this period...

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26.03.2013

Europeana, the European portal for digitized cultural heritage, now sports a new interface designed to facilitate access to the collections of...

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26.03.2013

The library will be closed on:  Maundy Thursday, March 28th,  Good Friday,  March 29th Open on Saturday March 30th 10:00 - 17:00  closed on: Easter Sunday, March...

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12.03.2013

Throughout March we offer free access to the database Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present'  which...

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20.02.2013

The manuscript collection recently acquired a Bible that once belonged to Elka Björnsdóttir. Elka was a worker in Reykjavík and wrote...

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20.02.2013

On the 24th of January the private archives of some members of the Icelandic Social Democratic Party were opened to the...

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20.02.2013

Last summer Elsevier of Oxford published an eight-volume scholarly work, Comprehensive Renewable Energy. The work covers all aspects of renewable energy...

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01.02.2013

An exhibition on food and dining culture in Reykjavík in the first half of the 20th century will be opened Friday...

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22.01.2013

The library will be closed on Tuesday January 29 until 2pm due to policy work. We apologise for any  inconvenience that...

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17.01.2013

A new virtual exhibition at the European Library showcases digitised materials related to scientific progress and discovery during the 19th and...

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14.12.2012

Here is an overview of opening hours at the library during the Christmas holidays: Opening hours Christmas and New Year's Eve 2012 December...

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12.12.2012

Wednesday 12th of December 2012 at 15:30 an exhibition will be opened in The National and University Library of Iceland celebrating...

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06.12.2012

Last November 30, on the occasion of the library's 18th anniversary, two new websites were formally inaugurated: Historical Maps of Iceland...

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21.11.2012

As usual the library will extend its opening hours during exams in December. This means that the library will be open...

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30.10.2012

We remind users on the University network of a trial access to  Cambridge Books Online - eBooks covering subjects from all...

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15.10.2012

The National and University Library of Iceland has signed the Berlin Declaration of Open Access.  Thereby the library confirms its policy...

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12.10.2012

from University Publishing Online provides access to Cambridge Books Online and eBooks from the world renowned publishing programmes of partner presses,...

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