Welcome to the Library

Come visit us!

Our downtown library is in the Grófin building at Tryggvagata 15. The library is located on the first, second, and fifth floors of the building. It also houses the Reykjavík Municipal Archives and the Reykjavik Museum of Photography. 

It’s often very lively here, as we put on a lot of events, workshops, and exhibitions. At the same time, it’s easy to escape the hustle and bustle of downtown, explore our reading area, and get lost in the stacks. You're welcome to come and use the facilities as you please – to hang out, meet other people or host an event. Varied library holdings in many languages available. 

Our children‘s department offers books in various languages, find these in our catalogue or check out this overview.

Come and find your favorite spot at the library!

Location and directions

The library is located at Tryggvagata 15. It’s easy to reach the library by bus, exiting Lækjartorg which is in a walking distance from the library. For more information, visit the Strætó website. There’s a parking lot behind the building (in parking fee area 1) and a parking garage on Vesturgata / Mjóstræti in the Grjótaþorp area. 

Barbara Guðnadóttir is the library director at Grófin and a substitute city librarian, barbara.gudnadottir@reykjavik.is

Reykjavík City Library | Grófin Culture House
Tryggvagötu 15, 101 Reykjavík
grofin@borgarbokasafn.is | tel. +354 411 6100