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Reykjavik City Library

Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 411 6100
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Check out the Free Photography Museum

Very nicely put-together. Helpful folks. Neat photography exhibit on the upper floor... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2016
Windsor, Colorado

We were told by a librarian from a used book store to visit the library to find out the history of... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Fern S
Wynyard, Canada
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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 exhibitions, relax and enjoy yourself. We offer computer use, internet access, printing and scanning for a reasonable fee. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all culture houses. You will need a library card to borrow books and other materials, and library cards are limited to long-term residents.
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Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 411 6100
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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
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
Reviewed 27 August 2016

The day before we arrived in Reykjavik, after 8 days of hiking and driving, I googled "Things to do in Reykjavik" and discovered the library had a film on Iceland and a walking tour of crime scenes in fact and fiction that were free and...More

Thank Alice C
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Had to go in here to check in online and print boarding passes. The staff were fantastic!!! So helpful and considerate. They seem to have many walks and talks for tourists and locals alike. I'd recommend calling in for a browse.

Thank KerryGirl_14
Reviewed 1 August 2016

As a HUGE book nerd, I love libraries, but rarely visit them on vacation, unless they are of note (e.g.; Seattle). I wandered in here by accident, as it also happens to house the Reykjavik Museum of Photography, which I was looking for. The 'museum'...More

Thank smartypants314
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I needed a computer and easily found the City Library, located just off the end of Laugavegur, the main street. Everyone spoke English which was a help to me, and for a modest charge, I could use a computer and printer.

Thank Wizwife
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We stumbled into this library on a curious last day in Iceland after 2200 miles and 16 nights around Iceland. It is free, quiet, and the giant 19 meter diameter map of Iceland in 3-D relief was a great review of our trip. Plys, good...More

Thank ezalisko
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The weather is very changeable in Iceland in March and the city library offered some respite from the biting wind and rain. Plus we needed some documents photocopied. Staff were helpful.

Thank Shelagh22W
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Very modern and colorful library. Relaxing environment to scan the shelves. Right in the heart of the city. My husband went to see the photography exhibit. Prominent from the waterfront.

Thank doveone
Reviewed 3 June 2016

This library had reading nooks where you can dive into the sagas or modern literature. A good selection of books in foreign languages. Helpful staff, a fun store, great view over the harbor from some of the reading rooms.

Thank LindaGCalais_Vermont
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14 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
12 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