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Reykjavik City Library

Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 411 6100
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Hidden Gem of Iceland Experience

The day before we arrived in Reykjavik, after 8 days of hiking and driving, I googled "Things to do... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Alice C
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Houston
So friendly and helpful!

Had to go in here to check in online and print boarding passes. The staff were fantastic!!! So... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2016
KerryGirl_14
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Kerry, Ireland
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

The day before we arrived in Reykjavik, after 8 days of hiking and driving, I googled "Things to do in Reykjavik" and discovered the library had a film on Iceland and a walking tour of crime scenes in fact and fiction that were free and...More

Thank Alice C
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Had to go in here to check in online and print boarding passes. The staff were fantastic!!! So helpful and considerate. They seem to have many walks and talks for tourists and locals alike. I'd recommend calling in for a browse.

Thank KerryGirl_14
Reviewed 1 August 2016

As a HUGE book nerd, I love libraries, but rarely visit them on vacation, unless they are of note (e.g.; Seattle). I wandered in here by accident, as it also happens to house the Reykjavik Museum of Photography, which I was looking for. The 'museum'...More

Thank smartypants314
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I needed a computer and easily found the City Library, located just off the end of Laugavegur, the main street. Everyone spoke English which was a help to me, and for a modest charge, I could use a computer and printer.

Thank Wizwife
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We stumbled into this library on a curious last day in Iceland after 2200 miles and 16 nights around Iceland. It is free, quiet, and the giant 19 meter diameter map of Iceland in 3-D relief was a great review of our trip. Plys, good...More

Thank ezalisko
Reviewed 1 July 2016

The weather is very changeable in Iceland in March and the city library offered some respite from the biting wind and rain. Plus we needed some documents photocopied. Staff were helpful.

Thank Shelagh22W
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Very modern and colorful library. Relaxing environment to scan the shelves. Right in the heart of the city. My husband went to see the photography exhibit. Prominent from the waterfront.

Thank doveone
Reviewed 3 June 2016

This library had reading nooks where you can dive into the sagas or modern literature. A good selection of books in foreign languages. Helpful staff, a fun store, great view over the harbor from some of the reading rooms.

Thank LindaGCalais_Vermont
Reviewed 31 May 2016

As a librarian, i appreciate nice libraries, and this one is just that. It also has a nice little shop with lots of things that might make interesting gifts, oh, and it seems to be the place to go if you need to answer a...More

Thank Trozaach
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I stopped in here to warm up a bit and look for English language books about Reykjavik and Iceland . We ended up spending well over an hour reading and relaxing. It's always fun to see libraries in other places (and bookstores...More

Thank Kristen87
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Bethany A
Can I scan and email items from here?
12 January 2017|
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Response from Alice C | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about scanning and email. My experience is email is available in all libraries.
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Fiddling
Do you have any original copies of old ( 13th century on) Icelandic music in the library. If so, is it on general display, or do we need to book an appointment?
12 March 2015|
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