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Artwork in the Library: Welcome

About this guide

The purpose of this guide is to give guests near and far an opportunity to view some of the art objects owned or kept in the National and University Library of Iceland.

Works in public areas are included in the first part of the guide but other works in staff offices and other areas can be viewed under Other artworks.

The artworks come from

Some of the works presented in this guide were owned by The National Library of Iceland, and others by the The University Library, from before the two libraries were amalgamated.

Many works were given to the new library at the celebration of the opening in the new building on December 1st 1994.

National and University Library of Iceland