Everybody needs a little break from work and our lovely bookmobile is no exception. The Chief, like many know him, will be taking a summer break in July and August. He has been bringing you books all around town all winter and needs some well deserved rest. 

The bookmobile fans can expect a new and improved schedule for next winter. The schedule will be revealed closer to September. 

The bookmobile is gearing up for the vacay

And finally there was summer! Our opening hours are changing accordingly on June 1st. Please, check the summer hours for your local library below. 



Mon-Thurs. 10-19
Fridays 11-18
Sat.-Sun. 13-17


Mon.Thurs. 10-18.30
Fridays 11-18.30
Saturdays 13-17


Mon.-Thurs. 10-18
Fridays 11-18


Mon.-Thrus. 10-18
Fridays 11-18



Are the Summer Workshops at the Reykjavik City Library‘s something for your kids! Take a look at our program and check if you will find something fun for your children to do this summer. 
Click here to take a look at the program...

Further information:

Þorbjörg Karlsdóttir
thorbjorg.karlsdottir [at]
Tel. 411 6100




Happy May 1st!

Today we celebrate May 1st with the working-class people and all our culture houses are therefore closed. We welcome you back tomorrow, Wednesday!


The Reykjavik City Library will be open in Grófin Culture house on the First Day of Summer, April 19th 2018, from 1PM to 5PM.

Other branches will be closed but welcome you back on Friday.

Happy summer!

Happy Easter, from your friends at the Reykjavík City Library!

Please note that our culture houses will be closed from March 29th until April 2nd. 

Furthermore, Gerðuberg will close at 18:00 on Wednesday, March 28th. 

Best regards from the library staff.


December 24th-26th

December 26th
Spöngin Closed

December 31 & January 1

January 2
Gerðubergi, Árbæ & Sólheimar closed

December 20 & 27
Gerðuberg closes 6 PM

Otherwise open according to opening hours.

Reykjavik City Library wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Merry Christmas

Reykjavík City Library invites families with children up to 6 years old to family gatherings at their local library. There parents can come with their children and enjoy a relaxed time together. The program is informal and about various topics. The library has toys and books for the children and there is coffee for the adults.

The family gatherings recently started in Gerðuberg thus following into the footsteps of the branches in Grófin, Spöngin, Sólheimar and Gerðuberg.

Family gatherings.

The library's first floor will be closed from June 28th to July 19th for renovations. Other parts of the library will be open with following changes:

The newspapers will be on 2nd floor.

The souvenir shop and the Artotek will be on the 5th floor.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. and look forward to invite you to enter the renovated first floor.

Summer reading is a collaboration project between Reykjavik City Library and Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature. All participants have to do is simply read books.  Participate in summer reading and read outdoors all summer. Back in the library you write the name of an interesting book that you have read on the booklet with your name, age and phone number.

Each week, one lucky participant receives a book as a gift, and at the end of the summer one wins the summer reading prize.