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Reykjavik City Library

Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
+354 411 6100
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A library can tell you a lot about a town.

This library is a great place to sit and regroup. We downloaded a literary tour and looked at... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
M D
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Concord, New Hampshire
Fantastic and interesting library

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

Reviewed 12 February 2017
DouglasTD
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Tryggvagata 15, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 March 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.

1  Thank M D
Reviewed 12 February 2017

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

1  Thank DouglasTD
Reviewed 15 January 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
Reviewed 17 November 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
Reviewed 29 October 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

Thank ellasbabe
Reviewed 26 October 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
Reviewed 18 October 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
Reviewed 16 October 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
Reviewed 8 October 2016

Very nicely put-together. Helpful folks. Neat photography exhibit on the upper floor. Worthwhile, especially on a cruddy weather day.

Thank ColoradoVet
Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were told by a librarian from a used book store to visit the library to find out the history of my husband 's descendants. The staff were very helpful.

Thank Fern S
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Bethany A
Can I scan and email items from here?
11 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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