Kompan – podcast studio


Kompan is a small podcast studio on the second floor in Grófin. The space is lined/filled with shelves full of beautiful books, which improve the acoustics. Library guests can reserve Kompan and use the library’s recording equipment to record podcasts free of charge.

Below you can find an available time and book Kompan. Please note that all reservations go through the form below, but if you want to ask questions about the equipment or setup, or discuss Kompan in general, you can send us a line at hladvarp@borgarbokasafn.is.

A ban of gatherings of over 100 people is in effect from Monday March 16th until Monday April 13th. The Kompan studio cannot be booked during this time.

Please note:

  • Guests must have a valid Reykjavik City library card.
  • Kompan opens at the same time as the library, but it closes an hour earlier.
  • Guests can reserve Kompan for up to four hours at a time, for a max of 8 hours per week.


At Kompan it’s possible to simultaneously record up to four channels, each with its own mic, and there is seating for five people. Four can listen to the recording and sound mixing at the same time. Guests have access to a computer with the editing programs Audacity and Reaper, and the instructional manuals are available in the room.


  • Zoom H6 recorder
  • Three Shure SM58 mics and one Electro-Voice RE320 mic
  • Two headphones
  • Pop-filter on each mic stand


The Reykjavik City Library‘s own podcast is produced at Kompan. The podcasts are released under the name Hlaðvarp Borgarbókasafnsins, and they can be accessed through all of the most popular podcast apps.

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