The Library of the University Centre of the Westfjords


The University Centre has a small library with a collection of books and other media.  The largest part of our resources are acquired for the master's programme in Coastal and Marine Management. This part of the library is highly specialized, but also balanced, in accordance with the diverse topics taught on the programme.

The Icelandic Consortium for electronic subscriptions (IC) offers access to a wide range of international peer-reviewed e-journals, currently more than 17,000 full text e-journals in addition to abstracts from over 9,000 journals, e-books collections, databases, citation databases and encyclopedias.

Our Master programmes being offered in collaboration with the University of Akureyri, master students also have access to additional subscriptions.  The University of Akureyri Library and Information Services (UAL) subscribes to various databases in the main subject fields taught at the university, such as fisheries sciences, law and psychology.

University Centre holdings are catalogued in the Icelandic Union Catalogue, Gegnir, and may be retrieved via the interface. Instructions on how to limit searches to University Centre holdings can be found here

For more information and assistance please contact librarian Pernilla Rein,

Study facilities

The facilities of University Centre of the Westfjords are available to all university-level students who are studying or carrying out research in the Westfjords.  Study facilities are both in an open space as well as in silent reading rooms  for those who prefer. More information is provided here.

Interlibrary Loans (ILL)

Onsite master students can order material via interlibrary loan. For assistance talk to librarian For each item there is a service fee of 500 ISK.

Ísafjörður Public Library

The public library in town is located in the Culture House at Eyrartún, a 10-min walk from the University Centre. The library offers study facilities in a silent reading/study room and wireless Internet. There is a collection of books in English and other languages as well. For more information, please visit the Ísafjörður Public Library website