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Reykjavik City Library

Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 411 6100
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The building itself is modern and functional but not all that interesting but inside, in addition... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2017
jsthouston
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Houston, texas, USA
Great children's section

We called in to the museum on a rainy afternoon and were impressed with the children's floor. There... read more

Reviewed July 23, 2017
KatieW86_13
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San Francisco, California
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Does the Reykjavik City Library have anything to offer you? Come for a visit and find out. The library has six culture houses throughout Reykjavík where you can read books and magazines, browse the internet, meet people, take part in events, view exhibitions, relax and enjoy yourself. We offer computer use, internet access, printing and scanning for a reasonable fee. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all culture houses. You will need a library card to borrow books and other materials, and library cards are limited to long-term residents.
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Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed July 29, 2017

The building itself is modern and functional but not all that interesting but inside, in addition to the very interesting photography museum on the 5th floor which is another subject, we found a interesting exhibit on local poets, a great many English language books, and...More

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Reviewed July 23, 2017

We called in to the museum on a rainy afternoon and were impressed with the children's floor. There was a great variety of books in English.

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Reviewed March 4, 2017

This library is a great place to sit and regroup. We downloaded a literary tour and looked at magazines. It is bright and bustling and even has a gift shop.

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Reviewed February 12, 2017

Interesting to walk around for 10 minutes, free to get in.Some interesting small exhibitions. Architecturally interesting building.

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Reviewed January 15, 2017

Great spot to check out a book, use the internet (at a cost) and relax. They have art for sale and other great stuff.....check it out !

1  Thank Dustin D
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Reviewed November 17, 2016

The city library is a modern building of no particular architectural interest. But the top floor houses a free photography museum with rotating exhibitions. We found it definitely worth the visit.

2  Thank RyanLChicago
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

After a lot of walking, we needed a place to rest and also some WiFI to decide where to go next. We found the library by pure chance thinking it was a museum or gallery by the very modern look of it from the outside....More

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Reviewed October 26, 2016

Stopped in the library to fill out some post cards and ended up staying awhile. They had a John Lennon tribute book to write your sentiments. This will be opened in the future so that was kind of cool.

Thank tahoe-mom
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

FREE exhibition at the library. A good exhibition on when we visited, but also has a rolling slide-show (goes on for AGES!) recording the people and places of Iceland. This provides an admirable societal insight into the country and people. Magic!

Thank Sue E
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Reviewed October 16, 2016

Nice library, helpful staff, and photography museum on top floor with interesting, quality exhibits. Current exhibit was on Portraits by Hasselblad Award Winners. Good rainy weather place to go to. Scenic view of city from top floor.

Thank patdmhab
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lucyreckons
January 13, 2018|
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Response from Björn U | Property representative |
Sorry to say, we host the weekly walking tours only in June, July and August. An alternative is the free iOS / Android app Reykjavík Culture Walks, which we co-produced, and has three literary walking tours in English. Not... More
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Bethany A
January 11, 2017|
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Response from Borgarbókasafn R | Property representative |
Sorry for not replying sooner Bethany, this most likely comes too late to be of use to you, but in case anyone else has a similar question: Yes, we absolutely scan and email items; the fee is 50 ISK per page.
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Fiddling
March 12, 2015|
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Response from Borgarbókasafn R | Property representative |
Sorry for not replying Fiddling, this may come too late to be of any use to you, but in case someone else has a similar question: No, we don't. We would normally direct you to the Museum of Icelandic Music, but that's... More
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