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Reykjavik City Library

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Address: Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
Phone Number:
+354 411 6100
13:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 19:00
Fri 11:00 - 18:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 17:00

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A library can tell you a lot about a town.

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.

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Concord, New Hampshire
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Concord, New Hampshire
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Thank M D
Taunton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

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

Thank DouglasTD
Edmonton, Canada
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 !

Thank Dustin D
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The city library is a modern building of no particular architectural interest. But the top floor houses a free photography museum with rotating exhibitions. We found it definitely worth the visit.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2016

After a lot of walking, we needed a place to rest and also some WiFI to decide where to go next. We found the library by pure chance thinking it was a museum or gallery by the very modern look of it from the outside. Turns out, there is an art/photo exhibit on the 6th floor which we had a... More 

Thank ellasbabe
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17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stopped in the library to fill out some post cards and ended up staying awhile. They had a John Lennon tribute book to write your sentiments. This will be opened in the future so that was kind of cool.

Thank tahoe-mom
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

FREE exhibition at the library. A good exhibition on when we visited, but also has a rolling slide-show (goes on for AGES!) recording the people and places of Iceland. This provides an admirable societal insight into the country and people. Magic!

Thank Sue E
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Nice library, helpful staff, and photography museum on top floor with interesting, quality exhibits. Current exhibit was on Portraits by Hasselblad Award Winners. Good rainy weather place to go to. Scenic view of city from top floor.

Thank patdmhab
Windsor, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Very nicely put-together. Helpful folks. Neat photography exhibit on the upper floor. Worthwhile, especially on a cruddy weather day.

Thank ColoradoVet
Wynyard, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were told by a librarian from a used book store to visit the library to find out the history of my husband 's descendants. The staff were very helpful.

Thank Fern S

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