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.

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.