Terms & Fees

Your Library Card

Reykjavík City Library issues private library cards for individual use only. The cards can be used in all Library branches and in the Seltjarnarnes Library and the Mosfellsbær Library. Library cards are free of charge for senior citizens, people with disabilities and children under 18 years of age. Others pay an annual fee.

Your Password and PIN

When a new library card is i ssued patrons get a PIN number. The number is used in the self service machines, to log in to “My Account” on  www.leitir.is,  to renew loans, reserve material, and review loan-history.

Your Loans

Check-out periods depend on material; books are checked-out for 30 days, music for 2 weeks, movies and non fiction films for a week. All library material can be returned to any Reykjavík City Library branch, as well as to the Mosfellsbær Library and Seltjarnarnes Library. Loans can be renewed twice, if noone else orders the item, either at the library, online, or by calling the library.

Your Responsibility

If library material becomes overdue, a late fee will be charged for each overdue item. An overdue/collection notice is sent out 4 weeks after the due date. Accordingly, parents or guardians are responsible for their children’s loans.

Your Benefit

It is to everyone’s benefit that all library material be handled with care. Patrons are financially responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged library material. Accordingly, parents or guardians are responsible for their children’s loans.


Library card ISK 2.500 per year
Replace a lost card ISK 600
Telephone call ISK 50
Photocopies and printouts ISK 50 per page
Interlibrary loan ISK 1.000

Computer access

ISK 100 for 15 mins
ISK 200 for 30 mins
ISK 350 per hour
ISK 1.100 for 5 hours
ISK 1.800 for 10 hours

Daily late fees

Books and other documents ISK 60
VHSs and DVDs ISK 500

Maximum late fees

Books and other documents ISK 700
VHSs and DVDs ISK 1.600
Maximum late fee per person ISK 7.000

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