The library is the main legal deposit library in Iceland and its national collection contains almost all published written Icelandic works. The library also has a large manuscript collection and a collection of published Icelandic music and other audio (legal deposit since 1977). The library houses the largest academic collection in Iceland with a broad collection of international scientific works and literature most of which can be borrowed for off-site use by holders of library cards. Students at the University of Iceland get library cards for free, but anyone can acquire a card for a small fee. See more details on the library website.
School of Health Sciences
The library is an academic special library in health sciences which mainly serves employees of the Landspitali University Hospital and students and staff of the UI School of Health Sciences. The library is open weekdays from 8 to 16. The email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the phone number +354 543 1450. Students and staff of the School of Health Sciences are encouraged to use the library services.
E-journals, e-books and databases
The library collection and resources are mostly in electronic format. The library subscribes to hundreds of e-journals as well as e-books and databases , e.g. PsycInfo, Scopus, Cinahl, Micromedex and UpToDate. The library also participates in providing national access to various e-resources. The library aims to provide access to diverse information resources in most fields of health sciences. For more information on electronic resources see below:
In order to access the library resources outside the Landspitali/Læknagarður/Eirberg area you need to apply for access at the library website. (In Icelandic).
Leitir.is/Gegnir.is provides information on library holdings, both printed and electronic.
The library staff offers a comprehensive service, including assistance with literature searches, inter-library loans, teaching database searching as well as managing references using reference management software. For more detailed information on services provided please contact the library.