The Reykjavik City Library - Reykjavik
The Reykjavik Museum of Photography is located in the same building as the main library. We recommend hitting two birds with one stone.
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The Reykjavik City Library is kind of a cultural sanctuary if you will. You can visit for the books and magazines, to browse the internet, meet people, attend events, view exhibitions, have a cup of coffee, relax and enjoy yourself. The City library has six branches in Reykjavík, a bookmobile named 'The Chief' and the storymobile 'Jester'. The bookmobile drives around the city providing nearly forty locations with something to read while Jester takes care of the preschools and after-school daycare centers.
Bookworms and other literary enthusiasts will be happy to know that the library contains an ample selection of books, fiction and nonfiction, in Icelandic and other languages. You will also find popular films and documentaries on DVD and a wide selection of music. Comic book nerds won't be disappointed as the library's comic book section is rapidly expanding. Computers with internet access are accessable for a small fee. The Wi-Fi is free.
All branches have childrens sections that contain a variety of material including books in various languages, magazines, films, cartoons and music. The section is especially mindful of the small ones and they can enjoy reading, play board games, do jigsaw puzzles and play. Events are hosted regularly for children, and some Sundays in the wintertime arts and crafts are offered. Multicultural features such as the women's story circle, homework assistance for the young ones, storytelling in different languages and literary tours of Reykjavík in English are also a huge attraction. Many events are hosted all year around. It's free of course and everyone is welcome.