About the Gerðuberg library

Come Visit Us!

A lively operation has been run in Gerðuberg since 1983. In early 2015 the Gerðuberg Cultural Centre merged with The Reykjavik City Library, resulting in The Reykjavik City Library | Gerðuberg Culture House. At that time, the library’s other branches were renamed in a similar fashion.

Gerðuberg runs an extensive operation: a library, a variety of events and exhibitions, an event space rental, café, and community centre. The library is very bright and spacious. It offers fantastic facilities for all ages and has a great selection of books, magazines, CDs, DVDs, and other library items, in Icelandic and other languages.  


We encourage our guests to take advantage of our cozy, bright quarters, to flip through books or magazines, meet friends and acquaintances, work on homework, host a class or conference, or fool around in the makerspace. Cocina Rodriguez serves great food and drinks in a cozy environment that is perfect for meeting up with neighbours and friends. The library has free Wi-Fi, and it’s possible to get access to a computers and printers for a small fee. See more information about our library facilities in the side menu.  

Location and Directions

We are located at Gerðuberg 3-5. Parking can be found on the south side, driving in from Austurberg, and the north side by the Hraunberg health clinic. The south side parking is handicap accessible and there is an elevator in the building. The Breiðholtslaug swimming pool, the Fjölbrautaskólinn í Breiðholti high school, the Miðberg recreation centre, Sigursveinn’s music school, and the Upper Breiðholt health clinic are all in the neighbourhood. 

Buses 3, 12, and 17 stop at Austurberg, just over 100m from the library. Visit straeto.is for more information. 

Ilmur Dögg Gísladóttir is the Gerðuberg director:

More information:
Phone 411 6170