Opening hours

Winter (1.9 - 9.5)

Summer hours
Service desk on 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor
Mon-Thu 8:15-22:00
Fridays 8:15-19:00
Saturdays 10:00-17:00
Sundays 11:00-17:00
Reference desk on 2nd floor
Mon-Fri 8:15-16:00

Icelandic National Collection and reading hall on 1st floor
Mon-Thu 8:15-19:00
Fridays 8:15-17:00
Saturdays 10:00-17:00
Sundays CLOSED
Manuscript Department and reading hall on 1st floor
Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00
Sat-Sun CLOSED

Library café - Háma
Mon-Fri 9:00-15:00


The following special collections are open on weekdays by appointment:

  • Women‘s History Archives, kvennasogusafn (at) landsbokasafn.is, tel. 525 5779
  • Center of Oral History, munnlegsaga (at) landsbokasafn.is, tel. 525 5775
  • Theater museum, leikminjasafn (at) landsbokasafn.is, tel. 525 5673
  • Audio-visual department, hljodogmyndsafn (at) landsbokasafn.is, tel. 525 5774

Opening hour's Law library at the Faculty of Law, see here.


Public holidays

The Library is closed on public holidays.

Extended opening hours during exam periods at the University of Iceland is specially advertised

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