Opening hours

Summer (10.5 - 31.8)

Winter hours
Service desk on 2nd, 3rd and 4th floor
Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00
Sat (May 10 - May 31) 10:00-14:00
Sun (May 10 - May 31) CLOSED
Sat - Sun (June 1 - August 31) CLOSED
Reference desk on 2nd floor
Mon-Fri 09:00-16:00

Icelandic National Collection, Manuscript Department and reading hall on 1st floor
Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00
Sat-Sun CLOSED

Library Café - Háma
Mon-Fri CLOSED


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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