Icelandic Collections and Book Flood Talk with Author Kendra Greene

Author Kendra Greene will be on Zoom with Rachel Joiner-Escola, librarian at the Scandinavian Library, on Saturday, December 5th at 1 pm.  Her newest book is “Museum of Whales You Will Never See: And Other Excursions to Iceland’s Most Unsual Musems”

Her talk is titled “The Museum of Book Flood: on Iceland and exhibition and the collections of a story-telling people”  Join us on Zoom as we discuss the Icelandic tradition of Book Flood on Christmas Eve as well as the amazing fact that there are over 200 museums in Iceland.  Click here to join the discussion.

Curbside Pickup Now Available!

We are pleased to announce that curbside pickup has resumed at the Scandinavian Library.  On March 13th, members will be able to pick up books that they have reserved in advance.  Members can reserve books by placing them on hold through the catalog at or by emailing  Please note that since we cannot guarantee that the catalog is accurate, we recommend placing more books on hold than you would like and we will let you know the Thursday before pickup what books are available.  Holds must be placed by noon on Thursday, March 11th.

Curbside pickup will be on March 13th between 11am and 1pm.  When you arrive, please call 617-527-6566 to let us know.  Kaffestugan pickup will also be available at the same time.  The Scandinavian Library’s Smoked Salmon can be preordered through the Kaffestugan.  You can preorder at through March 10th.

If you need help placing holds, please contact us at or call/text 617-834-0537.