Fees and fines from October 1st 2023

Library Card

2,900 ISK per year

Children under 18 years old, and seniors 67 years and older do not pay for a library card.

People with disabilities and people who receive a rehabilitation pension do not pay for a library card, but must present a certificate from the Social Insurance Administration (Tryggingastofnun).

A library card is included in the Reykjavik Culture Pass (“Menningarkort”), which is also valid at the Reykjavik Art Museum and the Reykjavik City Museum. Read more about the Reykjavik Culture Pass.

Reykjavik Culture Pass

  • 7,700 ISK per year
  • 2,220 ISK for people 67 years and older, with free renewal

Replacement for a damaged library card

780 ISK

Overdue fines

  • Books and other items 70 ISK per day 

Maximum fines

  • Maximum fine per item  750 ISK
  • Maximum fine per individual 7,800 ISK

Standard fines for items lost and damaged while in care of borrower

  • Books and audiobooks 3,000 ISK
  • DVDs 2,500 ISK
  • CDs 2,000 ISK
  • Sheet music 1,000 ISK
  • Magazines 500 ISK

In the case of new material (purchased within the last two years) the borrower must pay the full purchase price for lost or damaged items. 


  • Photocopies and prints 70 ISK per page
  • Color prints 150 ISK per page
  • Waterproof bags 350 ISK
    Cloth bags 900 kr.
  • Literature walks for groups of up to 30 people 56,000 ISK
  • Interlibrary loan outside of Reykjavík 1,500 ISK