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The national library

Þjóðarbókhlaðan

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Why locals love it

This is the center of knowledge in Iceland. I wish I could say that the library is compatible with standard European university libraries, but unfortunately it isn't. It has a great selection of Icelandic works in other languages and a good amount of foreign literature and essays.

Why you should visit it

It's free and gives a good insight into Iceland as a literature country (we tend to brag about being one). There are often interesting exhibitions on the first floor and the staff are more than helpful with all your questions.

Special tip

Don't play loud music or test out new ringtones on your phone. People tend to give you an evil eye if you do.

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hi, I am wathsala.in sri lanka.l am student of university of kelaniya.I have a ppt about your library.so plz send me full description. thanks
wathsala
Traveller
July 6, 2017
The Icelandic Library. My second home as a student and maybe in the future as a scholar. It's a cemetary of thought, where you can get lost searching for books you didn't know that existed.
Daníel Daníelsson
Local
February 13, 2017

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