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Sport Science: Books

New patron

Application for a library card (only for exchange students) - library catalogue the online library catalogue of all books available in Icelandic libraries and electronic journal articles in the national consortia access.

Choose Reykjavík University Library below the arrow from All material in Gegnir.

Use Sign in with your Icelandic Social Security Number to renew loans and reserve books. Only books that are already on loan can be reserved, and you will receive an email to your RU account when you can pick up the book, but the book is reserved for 3 days. Unclaimed reservations will be lent the next in line. Send an email to for information on Sign in and password.

The Coursebook Library

The Coursebook library is a collection at the library, and books marked as belonging to it in the library system are located at the reception desk. The Coursebook library contains a copy of all textbooks used in undergraduate programmes during the current semester and selected books used in graduate programmes. 

The books are only loaned for use on campus and should not be taken home. Generally, coursebooks are only lent out for that one day, except on Fridays; students can borrow coursebooks over the weekend but need to be returned before 9 am on Monday. Books can always be returned earlier over the weekend in the return box outside the library.

The Coursebook library also contains some valuable books to the library but have not been reserved for use in individual courses. For information about which of these works can be borrowed, turn to the reception desk employee.

ProQuest Ebook Central

A new academic ebooks library is now available at Reykjavík University with access to almost 200.000 titles:

ProQuest Ebook Central

To activate your access to Ebook Central for the first time you need to:

  1. Be in the university building
  2. Click on "Forgot username or password"
  3. Put in your RU email address and select "Reset password"
  4. Finish the setup from your email account

Locating books on the shelves

The library uses the Dewey decimal system to organize the books on shelves. 


Main numbers for books related to Sport Science: 

373 Secondary education
612 Human physiology 
613 Personal health and safety
617,1 Injury
796 Athletic and outdoor sports and games


New books in library in the field of sport science (fall 2020 & spring 2021)