Opening hours

Area/ Services Weekdays Winter opening hours
August 30 - May 9
Summer opening hours
May 10 - August 29
General library area
Mon - Thu 8:15-22:00 9:00-17:00
Fridays 8:15-19:00 9:00-17:00
Saturdays 10:00-17:00 CLOSED
Sundays 11:00-17:00 CLOSED
Manuscript Department Mon - Fri 9:00-17:00 9:00-17:00
Icelandic National Collection Mon - Thu 8:15-19:00 9:00-17:00
Fridays 8:15-17:00 9:00-17:00
Saturdays 10:00-17:00 CLOSED
Women‘s History Collection Mon - Fri 10:00-15:00 10:00-15:00
Centre for Oral History Tue - Thu 13:00-16:00 13:00-16:00
Information Services Mon - Fri 8:15-16:00 9:00-16:00
Háma - café Mon - Fri 9:00-15:00 CLOSED

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.

Extended opening hours during exam periods at the University of Iceland

The library will offer extended hours during Fall and Spring exam periods (December and April-May), closing 10pm Monday to Friday and 6pm Saturday and Sunday.

Extended hours will be announced before and during each exam period.


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