The library's holdings total around 21,000 volumes, with an emphasis on the subject areas taught at Bifröst University (business, law and the social sciences). 

Bifröst University is part of Iceland’s National Union Catalog, which can be searched online and is fully open to all Internet users. All library holdings and electronic resources to which Bifröst University has access to can therefore be searched on

Finding reliable resources 

When clicking the image above you will be redirected to searching in Bifröst University library holdings. Further Instructions for using the catalog

Personal Leitir account

When you are issued a library card at Bifröst University, a personal account on will be automatically created for you. This account will allow you to access your loans at the university library, renew/reserve materials and request interlibrary loans (ILL/DD). You can also save your searches in folders in your Account and place material on your e-shelf.

To log into your personal account on, you will need an ID number (kennitala) and password. You will receive a password at the same time as your library card is issued. If you forget your password, contact the librarian at You can use the same username and password for both and

How to search  

In genereal it is best to start by using a wide term for the project you are thinking of, then it is easier to narrow the search results (that can result in hundreds of thousand hits). On the left hand side of the result page you can narrow your search. You will also be able to refine your search to peer-reviewd articles only and narrow the time period at your will.