About the Árbær Library

Come visit us!

We offer a diverse selection of books, magazines and other library items, and we are of course always ready to help with finding and selecting material. We encourage our guests to take advantage of our facilities, whether they want to flip through books or magazines, meet up with friends, do their homework, or attend our events. We are proud of our Sewing Corner, where library guests can use our sewing machines to mend their clothes or sew whatever comes to mind. Regular calendar events include our popular Knitting Circle, the “Skrifstofan” writing circle, and The Book Club. In collaboration with the Red Cross, we also host a homework assistance program. 

And of course, the coffee pot is always on!


Our facilities are ideal for reading, studying, and meeting up with people. We have free Wi-Fi, and you can access computers and a printer for a small fee. 

We don’t have any private rooms at Árbær. Those who need access to private rooms can read more about the options at the Gerðuberg and Spöngin locations. More information about our library facilities in the side menu.

Location and directions

We are located on the second floor of the shopping and service centre at Hraunbær 119. We have plenty of parking and the building has an elevator. Buses numbers 5 and 16 stop nearby. For more information, visit straeto.is

Katrín Guðmundsdóttir is the Árbær library director:

More information:
tel. +354 411 6250