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).
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 nationwide library system, 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 Leitir.is.
When searching for material on Leitir.is, you can either search everthing or limit your search by clicking on "Library Search" and choose Universities. Then you can choose Háskólinn á Bifröst from the dropdown menu in the search area. This will limit your results to books held at Bifröst University library and give you online access to additional material in databases such as JSTOR to which the University is a subscriber.
Further Instructions for using the Leitir.is catalog
When you are issued a library card at Bifröst University, a personal account on Leitir.is 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 Leitir.is, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You can use the same username and password for both Leitir.is and Gegnir.is.
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.
You will find theses and dissertations when searching the library catalog. But they are preserved in the Open access repository Skemman and you can search there as well. Theses that are not available as fulltext documents in Skemman, can not be borrowed. Neither can they be photocopied without a written consent from the author.
Updated july 2018