Rules & Tariff
Our Circulation Policy
Your Library Card
Reykjavík City Library issues private library cards for individual use only. The cards can be used in all Library branches and in the Seltjarnarnes Library and the Mosfellsbær Library. Library cards are free of charge for senior citizens, people with disabilities and children under 18 years of age. Others pay an annual fee.
Your Password and PIN
When a new library card is issued patrons get a PIN number. The number is used in the self service machines, to log in to “My Account” on www.leitir.is, to renew loans, reserve material, and review loan-history.
Check-out periods depend on material; books are checked-out for 30 days, music for 2 weeks, movies for 2 days, and non fiction films for a week. All library material can be returned to any Reykjavík City Library branch, as well as to the Mosfellsbær Library and Seltjarnarnes Library. Loans can be renewed once, either at the library, online, or by calling the library.
If library material becomes overdue, a late fee will be charged for each overdue item. An overdue/collection notice is sent out 4 weeks after the due date. Accordingly, parents or guardians are responsible for their children’s loans.
It is to everyone’s benefit that all library material be handled with care. Patrons are financially responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged library material. Accordingly, parents or guardians are responsible for their children’s loans.
Library card ISK 1700 per year
Telephone call ISK 30
Photocopies and printouts ISK 30 per page
Computer access: ISK 250 per hour, ISK 900 for 5 hours and ISK 1.600 for 10 hours
Interlibrary loan ISK 1000
Daily late fees:
Books and other documents ISK 40
VHSs and DVDs ISK 400
Maximum late fees:
Books and other documents ISK 600
VHSs and DVDs ISK 1400
Maximum late fee per person ISK 4000
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