Our Facilities and Space for Rent

At Spöngin guests can always sit down, drink coffee, flip through the papers, and have a nice chat with others. The library has a variety of places for guests to stay a while, whether they are there to work, play, or just relax with a good book.We welcome everyone!

Guests can relax in our sofas or take it easy in our hammock. There’s plenty of space for children and families to enjoy spending time together at the library. Our family time get-togethers tend to be loud and lively, but it’s also possible to find a nice, cosy spot to sit down and read together. 


Do you need to study in peace and quiet?

On the second floor you’ll find two rooms for reading and group work, which can be reserved free of charge:

Inner room:

  • size: 19 m2 | 10-15 people at a table.
  • Floor area: 320 x 605 cm.
  • Ceiling height: 330 cm.

Outer room:

  • size: 18 fm2 | 8-12 people at a table.
  • Floor area: 313 x 605 cm.
  • Ceiling height: 330 cm.

Please reserve a time by emailing spongin@borgarbokasafn.is or calling 411 6230.

Photo: Reading and group work room – Guests can arrange the tables and chairs for group work, meetings, or studying quietly. 

Exhibitions and events at Spöngin

Artists can apply to exhibit their work and/or put on an event. It’s possible to apply through the website or download the form and send it by email along with the necessary attachments. 

The Reykjavik City Library exhibition committee meets regularly to review and answer applications. The exhibition committee reserves the right to define and shape library exhibitions based on the focus of the events calendar at any given time and accepts applicants accordingly.

Our Sjónarhóll exhibition space is on the first floor, but we can also put up smaller exhibitions on the second floor and elsewhere in the library. 


  • Size: ~43 m2 
  • Area: 720 x 600 cm.
  • Ceiling height: 265 cm.
  • A picture rail is used to hang the art. 

Book Sjónarhóll

The room is ideal for classes, meetings, and smaller events. The room is also use for art exhibitions. 

  • Size: ~ 43 m2 | 10–20 people at a table—theatre-style seating for 40 people
  • Technology: Portable projector and computer, Wi-Fi, and a portable sound system
  • Area: 720 x 600 cm. Ceiling height: 265cm
  • Weekdays, 1/2 day: 15,500 ISK
  • Weekdays, whole day: 21,000 ISK
  • Saturday: 24,000 ISK
  • Coffee per guest: 300 ISK


More info on the Reykjavík City Library facilities.

Visit us virtually through Google Maps 360° photos

The photos were taken in June of 2019.

For more information, contact Katrín Guðmundsdóttir, the department manager at Spöngin: