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Reykjavik City Library

Closed Now: 13:00 - 17:00
Open today: 13:00 - 17:00
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Nice place to take some rest!

On 3rd Aug, 2018, we finished most of Iceland and we did not have any agenda to do than passing... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Great library

The lbirary occupies flor 1,2 & 6. They offer friendly services a loads of books and films in... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2018
Gothenburg, Sweden
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Does the Reykjavik City Library have anything to offer you? Come for a visit and find out. The library has six culture houses throughout Reykjavík where you can read books and magazines, browse the internet, meet people, take part in events, view...more
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Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 411 6100
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

On 3rd Aug, 2018, we finished most of Iceland and we did not have any agenda to do than passing time! We reached this place and went to the first floor and picked one English book from their shelf numbered 800 series. There was a...More

1  Thank Qwelt
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The lbirary occupies flor 1,2 & 6. They offer friendly services a loads of books and films in foreign languages. You have to pay a small fee for the privilege of getting a library card. There is currently a fantastic photo exhibition on the 6th...More

Thank ankix
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Small AMAZING photos of Iceland natural landscape by well known photography artist. One of the best exhibits we saw on our "museum day" Don't miss it, wonderful.

Thank Beverly C
Reviewed 21 July 2018

If you prefer travelling without notebooks, iPads etc., you can purchase 15 min. for Isk150. Very friendly and helpful staff, copier on the main floor.

Thank Dogrose17
Reviewed 18 April 2018

This also houses the photography museum which was a free attraction on my city card...a must do when in Reykjavik if you like art, pictures etc...very interesting and central to most hotels in tourist area...not far from the settlement museum too.

Thank ellesmac
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The building itself is modern and functional but not all that interesting but inside, in addition to the very interesting photography museum on the 5th floor which is another subject, we found a interesting exhibit on local poets, a great many English language books, and...More

2  Thank jsthouston
Reviewed 23 July 2017

We called in to the museum on a rainy afternoon and were impressed with the children's floor. There was a great variety of books in English.

Thank KatieW86_13
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This library is a great place to sit and regroup. We downloaded a literary tour and looked at magazines. It is bright and bustling and even has a gift shop.

1  Thank M D
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Interesting to walk around for 10 minutes, free to get in.Some interesting small exhibitions. Architecturally interesting building.

1  Thank DouglasTD
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great spot to check out a book, use the internet (at a cost) and relax. They have art for sale and other great stuff.....check it out !

1  Thank Dustin D
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13 January 2018|
Response from Björn U | Property representative |
Sorry to say, we host the weekly walking tours only in June, July and August. An alternative is the free iOS / Android app Reykjavík Culture Walks, which we co-produced, and has three literary walking tours in English. Not... More
Bethany A
11 January 2017|
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Response from Borgarbókasafn R | Property representative |
Sorry for not replying sooner Bethany, this most likely comes too late to be of use to you, but in case anyone else has a similar question: Yes, we absolutely scan and email items; the fee is 50 ISK per page.
12 March 2015|
Response from Borgarbókasafn R | Property representative |
Sorry for not replying Fiddling, this may come too late to be of any use to you, but in case someone else has a similar question: No, we don't. We would normally direct you to the Museum of Icelandic Music, but that's... More