Our Facilities

A facility for guests in Árbær free of charge

The library is located in a bright and welcoming space on the second floor of the building . Although private rooms are not available, the library is an ideal place for small groups to meet up. We have coffee, and we have newspapers, magazines, and books to flip through. There is ample seating, including cosy sofas and chairs, as well as tables for those who want to study or work on their computer. The library offers free Wi-Fi, and it’s possible to access a computer and printer for a small fee.

The Árbær sewing corner is a fun place to create patterns, sew, and mend. We have two regular sewing machines and one overlock machine. Those who use the sewing machines are expected to be mostly self-sufficient, as we don’t offer any particular assistance with sewing.  

Exhibitions and events at Árbær

Artists can apply to exhibit their work or put on an event through our website: Exhibition application and Event application. The Reykjavik City Library exhibition committee meets regularly to review and respond to applications. The committee reserves the right to define and shape the library exhibitions based on the focus of the events calendar at the time, and it accepts applications accordingly. 

The wall

The exhibition wall is ideal for small visual art exhibitions.

The bigger wall: 

310cm tall, 510cm wide

The smaller wall: 
280cm tall (on average), 371cm wide

More on Reykjavik City Library’s facilities

For more information, contact Katrín Guðmundsdóttir, the director of the Árbær library: katrin.gudmundsdottir@reykjavik.is.