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How to search for sources and find library materials: Welcome

Introduction to the library´s resources

In this guide you´ll find information on how to ...

  • find your way to main information resources
  • organize information searches
  • find books, journals and articles 
  • search for materials in specific subject fields
  • find assistance if or when needed

Here´s where you´ll find library materials in the library building Þjóðarbókhlaða

  • books for circulation on the 3rd and 4th floors 
  • reference material on the 2nd floor. Reference material can not be borrowed  
  • printed journals, newspapers and student theses till 2008 on the 3rd floor
  • reserve collection materials on 4th floor
  • audiovisual material and sound recordings on the 4th floor. DVDs can be borrowed for 3 days
  • the Icelandic national collection, Special collections, Women's history archives and the Manuscript department are on the first floor. Items are only for use in the reading room


E-resources are either accessed through 

  • Open access
  • Nationwide access
  • The University network (subscriptions of the library/University of Iceland)

Students and staff at the University of Iceland can access subscriptions from home via VPN Connection.