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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.

Reykjavik City Library will be closed on Ascension Day, May 25. 

Children's Culture Festival will take place from 25th to 30th of April. As always, Reykjavik City Library has a diverse program in its libraries, which we hope that will enhance children's cultural activities throughout the city and increase their interest in culture, providing the festival a platform for children's culture and creativity.

There will be plenty going on in the library’s cultural centres during the junior school half-term winter break from the 19th - 21st of February. Besides attending the many organised events, children are also welcome to come to the library to play cards, dress up, try various puzzles or simply sit down with a book and read.

On World Children’s Day, which is now being held for the 13th time, children and their parents will have the opportunity of taking part in a variety of interesting workshops and enjoying events of many types in the Reykjavík City Library’s branches (cultural centres) all over the city. World Children’s Day is on Saturday, 18 February, at the start of the winter holiday in Reykjavík’s primary schools.

It should not have escaped anyone that Iceland Airwaves music festival is about to begin. All over the city musicians will come together and perform for music enthusiasts. Reykjavik City Library looks forward to the festival, and we hope to see you at the library.   

A Special Edition Dark Deeds Literary Walking Tour, with author Grant Nicol, co-hosted by the New Zealand based Ngaio Marsh Awards for Best Crime Novel! 

The Reykjavík City Library and the Reykjavík School of Visual Arts, together with Nexus host an annual comics competition and exhibition for young people, age 10-20+.

The exhibition will open saturday april 30th, at 15, in the Reykjavík City Library, Tryggvagata 15. At the opening the winners of the competition will be awarded.

As usual the competition is dedicated to a comics caracter, and this year the theme is ‚Poison Ivy – dangerous women‘. 2016 marks the 50 years birthday of the famme fatale and eco-terrorist Poison Ivy, who has since 1966 kept Batman on his toes.

Opening hours during Christmas and New Year

December 23  
Normal opening in all branches

December 24 to 26
All branches closed

December 27
Normal opening in all branches

December 28
Sólheimar and Spöngin closed
Normal opening in other branches

December 29
Normal opening in all branches

December 30
Árbær og Gerðuberg closed
Normal opening in other branches