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Facilities - Available at University of Iceland

The Faculty of Medicine is located in Læknagarður, at Vatnsmýrarvegur 16, 101 Reykjavík. Parts of the Faculty are also based in Hagi at Hofsvallagata, Stapi by Hringbraut and in Sturlugata 8. Teaching may also take place in additional University buildings. Further information can be found on the website for University buildings.

Student Services (Félagsstofnun stúdenta - FS) runs a cafeteria called Háma on the 1st floor of Læknagarður. It is open weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. while school is in session. Other cafeterias of FS are in Eirberg, and Askja. FS also runs the catering at Háma, located in the University Centre (Háskólatorg), in Stakkahlíð, the University Cinema (Háskólabíó), Árnagarður, and Háma "Corner of the World" (Háma heimshorn) in Tæknigarður.

Computer labs
A computer lab for up to 10 people is located on the 1st floor of Læknagarður. The UI Computing Services (Reiknistofnun Háskólans) additionally runs 17 other computer labs in various University buildings. Here, students can work on and print their projects. A printing quota can be bought via Ugla with a credit card or at the Service Desk in the University Centre (Háskólatorg).

Reading rooms and group work
There is a reading room for medical students on the 3rd floor of Læknagarður. The reading room for speech therapy students is on the 2nd floor of​ Stapi, room 226. In the National and University Library of Iceland are about 400 seats at tables and group work rooms on the 3rd and 4th floors. The University Centre (Háskólatorg) and Gimli have good reading rooms for students. Open reading spaces and group work tables can also be found far and wide across campus, such as in Oddi, Gimli, and Askja. In addition, students can also book classrooms for group work once a week for up to three hours. However, if students booking book two or more rooms in the same week, they all have to be paid for. To book a classroom, email The booking requires the student's name, ID number, course name, and number and names of the other students in the group. The person booking the room is automatically responsible for the room unless they name someone else. The person responsible has to ensure that no food is consumed in the room, that the room is kept clean and returned in excellent condition; chairs and tables should be put back in their place, windows shut, and projector(s) turned off. Note that booking requests have to be received during regular business hours and with at least 2-3 hour notice.

The National and University Library of Iceland is located in Arngrímsgata 3, 107 Reykjavík. Tel: +354 525 5600. Email:
The Library houses a large number of books, magazines, news papers, and electronic databases. Reading- and work spaces can be found on four floors of the Library. Students at the University of Iceland receive a free library card. It can be obtained at the circulation desk on the 2nd floor of the Library by showing a personal ID. It is necessary to have a library card to borrow a publication, reserve a publication that is already on loan, order a publication from another library, renew a loan and so forth.

The Health Sciences Library of Landspítali University Hospital and UI (website currently in Icelandic only) is located on the 2nd floor at Rauðarárstígur 10, 105 Reykjavík. Opening hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., weekdays. Tel: +354 543 1450. Email:
The Library is specialised in health sciences and first and foremost services healthcare professionals within the Landspítali University Hospital as well as teachers and students in Health Sciences within the University of Iceland. Students and staff of the School of Health Sciences are encouraged to make use of the Library's services.