Summer Opening Hours at our Libraries

From Saturday 21 May our libraries will be moving to their Summer opening hours.

The Sir Duncan Rice Library

At The Sir Duncan Rice Library our 24-hour opening will end at 22:00 on Friday 20 May and we will move into our Summer hours from Saturday:

Monday08.30-20.00
Tuesday08.30-20.00
Wednesday08.30-20.00
Thursday08.30-20.00
Friday*08.30-20.00
Saturday 09.00-17.00
Sunday13.00-17.00

Please note: On Friday 10 June, The Sir Duncan Rice Library will be closing at 17:00 for a University event. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Taylor Library

The Taylor Library also moves into Summer hours beginning Saturday 21 May:

Monday09.00-17.00
Tuesday09.00-17.00
Wednesday09.00-17.00
Thursday09.00-17.00
Friday09.00-17.00
Saturday Closed
SundayClosed

You can see the current occupancy of both TSDRL and Taylor on our website.

Medical Library

Our Medical Library continues with their usual opening hours throughout Summer, here’s a reminder of the current hours:

Monday09.00-22.00
Tuesday09.00-22.00
Wednesday09.00-22.00
Thursday09.00-22.00
Friday09.00-20.00
Saturday 09.00-22:00
Sunday13.00-22.00

Stay up to date with our opening hours across all of our libraries on our website.

Library service update

View of The Sir Duncan Rice Library from Elphinstone Road

We’ve made some important changes in response to new Covid-19 restrictions in mainland Scotland. Please take some time to review the changes before you visit.

  • The Sir Duncan Rice Library (TSDRL) will be open 10:00 – 17:00 Monday to Friday from Monday 11 January. The Medical and Taylor libraries will open at a later date when it is safe to do so.
  • There will be access to a limited number of study spaces in TSDRL however we ask that you use these spaces only if you have no other suitable study space available to you.
  • Books are only available on our Click and Collect Service and cannot be accessed freely on the shelves. (This is a Scottish Government requirement)
Please wear your face covering at all times. Please display your lanyard or show your exemption card if you are unable to wear a face covering.

We recognise the enormous value of the Library to our students and are working extremely hard to offer you Library services during this challenging time. Please help us by taking care to understand the rules and only visiting in person if you have an essential need. Please check the updated FAQ later on Monday 11 January, and email library@abdn.ac.uk if you cannot find answers to your questions.

If you have queries or comments specifically about our COVID-19 measures, please get in touch with coronavirus@abdn.ac.uk.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – service update: site libraries closure

To maximise social distancing and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Taylor Library and Medical Library will be closed from 5 pm today (Tuesday 17th March) until further notice.

Staff will be monitoring email accounts and will be available to answer any general enquiries during office hours. Please get in touch and we will do our best to help you.

Taylor Library: lawlib@abdn.ac.uk
Medical Library: medlib@abdn.ac.uk

For subject enquiries related to the Medicine, Dentistry and Medical Sciences, please contact Mel Bickerton m.bickerton@abdn.ac.uk

Janet MacKay, j.i.mackay@abdn.ac.uk, is the contact for any Law subject-related queries

The Sir Duncan Rice Library currently remains open. To maximise social distancing and slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), The Sir Duncan Rice Library is currently only open to:

  • students and staff of the University of Aberdeen
  • external members of the library

Full details on changes to Library Services can be found on our website.

Logging in with your username and password

To access University IT tools and facilities such as email, wireless, and online Library resources, you must have a personal IT account with an associated username and password.

Find out more about the ways in which you can use your university username and password and your student ID by watching this very short video brought to you by our colleagues in IT.

Remember to never reveal your passwords to anyone. For further information, see document: My Identity. To find out more about your password, see the Password section in Toolkit.

The IT service desk is located on Floor 1 of The Sir Duncan Rice Library and is open Monday to Friday 09:00-17:00. (Wednesdays: 10:45-17:00) There is also an IT service desk in the Polwarth Building, room 1:122 on the Foresterhill campus.

Welcome to the Library Service

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As the new academic year begins and the campuses fill with new and returning students, Library staff would like to wish everyone all the very best for the coming year at the University of Aberdeen.

Read on to learn (or remind yourself) of some of the ways in which the Library is here to help you.

Library Tours

Library tours

Following on from our already fully booked Library Tours, which will take place on September 2 and 3, we will be running additional short tours of The Sir Duncan Rice Library starting on Wednesday September 4 and running until Friday September 20 for all students, new and old.

Come and meet staff on the ground floor of the library at 10am or 2pm, there is no need to book. There will be no tours taking place at the weekends, but staff working then will still be happy to answer any questions you may have about the Library Service.

Speak with staff in the Taylor and Medical Libraries for help in finding your way round their collections and spaces.

Locating Library Resources

You can search Primo, to find out what materials the Library has on the shelves and online. Primo is the first place to begin any searching you may be doing for books, ebooks, journal articles or any of the other high-quality resources available to you. Also, be sure to check out our Primo Library Guide, as well as our short videos on using Primo

Getting help in our libraries 

Library staff are here to help you locate the materials you need or answer any questions you may have about our service.

Staff are available Monday-Friday, 09.00-17.00, in each of our three libraries to help in person. There is a reduced service at all three sites outwith these hours, but staff are still available to help.

For general enquiries within The Sir Duncan Rice Library about our services please speak with staff at the Information Centre on Floor 1.

For more subject-specific assistance in The Sir Duncan Rice Library you will find staff with knowledge of the collections on Floors 4-6. They will either be based at the clearly marked Information Points, or they will be available to help in the Enquiry Offices which are located right beside them. More details on staff help available here.

The Taylor Library and the Medical Library also have very knowledgeable staff happy to field any enquiries you may have about their collections. Please come and speak to them.

We are here to help you find the library materials you need throughout your time here at the University of Aberdeen and are ready and waiting for your questions. And don’t ever be embarrassed to ask us a question because you think it might be a silly question. There are no silly questions, only questions, and we love to hear them all.

Remember to visit our website, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook, as well as keep up to date with any Library news on this blog.

 

Ewan Grant, e.grant@abdn.ac.uk

Elaine Fitzgerald, e.fitzgerald@abdn.ac.uk

Welcome information: ID cards

Your ID card is your Library card

All registered students and staff of the University of Aberdeen are entitled to free membership of the Library. Details of borrowing entitlements can be found here.

Students are automatically made members of the Library when they register with the university. Your ID card is also your Library card. Remember to bring it with you every time you wish to access the Library or borrow material.

Self-service kiosks for borrowing material can be found on the Ground Floor of The Sir Duncan Rice Library, in the Heavy Demand area on Floor 1 and on Floors 4 & 6. In Taylor and Medical libraries, take the items you wish to borrow to the nearest Issue Desk together with your ID card.

We will soon publish another post with details on borrowing.

ID card pick-up locations 

-New students who are staying in University accommodation: you will get your ID card when you pick up your accommodation keys. If your card is not with your keys, then you will need to collect it separately from the Infohub stall in the GP Hall at Hillhead on Saturday 31st Aug or Sunday 1st Sept between 09:30 and 16:30.

If your card isn’t ready, it could be because your photo wasn’t approved in time, was rejected or has not been uploaded yet. There will be photo upload and ID card printing facilities on site at Hillhead so ID cards will be produced on the day where needed. If you are arriving after move-in weekend and your card is not with your keys, then you will need to collect your ID card from Elphinstone Hall.

-All other new students can pick up their cards from Elphinstone Hall between 2nd Sept and 20th Sept. After this date, students should go to Infohub at 91 High Street.
There will be photo upload and ID card printing facilities on site in Elphinstone and student ambassadors on hand to produce ID cards on the day where needed. The full layout for registration services can be seen here.

-PhD students: ID card pick-up is the same for Postgraduate Research students, however, PGRs will need to visit Infohub after picking up their card so that their curriculum can be made live.

-If students need to complete a Visa check, they should do this after collecting their card in order to complete registration. Visa checks can be done at the Immigration team desk in Elphinstone Hall or at Infohub.

-Distance learners can request for their ID card to be printed and sent out by emailing infohub@abdn.ac.uk from their university email account. Make sure to include: full name, student ID number and full address including postcode.

Problems with cards

If a student card is not working then a new one can be printed almost instantly at Infohub depending on the reason. Any card that is reprinted will always take overnight to activate and there is no way to speed this up.

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If you have any problems, don’t hesitate to come and speak to a member of Library staff.

The Sir Duncan Rice Library
Bedford Road
University of Aberdeen
AB24 3AA

Tel: 0044 (0) 1224 273330
Email: library@abdn.ac.uk
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/biblio.teque
Twitter: @aberdeenunilib

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Many thanks to staff at Infohub for all the information they have provided!

 

Monday 8 July: The Sir Duncan Rice Library currently closed

The Sir Duncan Rice Library is currently closed, due to an issue with the fire alarm.
We will provide an update as soon as possible.

In the meantime, if you are looking for a study space, the Taylor and Medical Libraries are open as normal today. Campus maps can be found here. Just scroll down to ‘Taylor Library and European Documentation Centre’ or ‘Medical Library’.

The 9U bus service runs between the Old Aberdeen and Foresterhill campuses on a half-hourly basis for most of the day. Timetables can be found here.

Please accept our apologies for the inconvenience.

 

 

 

Libraries open Monday 8th July 2019

We are pleased to inform you that all University libraries will be open as normal on the July Public Holiday this coming Monday 8th July 2019.

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Please note that we are currently in vacation opening hours. For more information see:
https://aberdeenunilib.wordpress.com/2019/05/17/summer-vacation-opening-hours-at-our-libraries/

 

Summer vacation opening hours at our Libraries

From Monday May 20 we will be moving to our summer opening hours across our three libraries. Full details below.

The Sir Duncan Rice Library

Friday May 17We will close at 22:00
Saturday May 1809:00 – 17:00
Sunday May 19Closed

As of Monday the opening hours will be as follows. The Sir Duncan Rice Library will not be open on Sundays.

Monday08:30 – 20:00
Tuesday08:30 – 20:00
Wednesday08:30 – 20:00
Thursday08:30 – 20:00
Friday08:30 – 20:00
Saturday09:00 – 17:00
SundayClosed

Tuesday June 25: Open 08.30 – 17.00 only. Closed in the evening for a University event.

Exam Re-Sit Additional Opening: Wednesday June 26 – Thursday July 11

Monday – Friday08.30 – 22.00
Saturday09.00 – 17.00
SundayClosed

Taylor Library

Friday May 17We will close at 20.00
Saturday May 18Closed
Sunday May 19Closed

As of Monday the opening hours will be as follows. The Taylor Library will not be open on Saturdays or Sundays.

Taylor LibraryEuropean Documentation Centre
Monday09.00 – 17.0009.00 – 16.30
Tuesday09.00 – 17.00 09.00 – 16.30
Wednesday09.00 – 17.00 09.00 – 16.30
Thursday09.00 – 17.00 09.00 – 16.30
Friday09.00 – 17.00 09.00 – 16.30
SaturdayClosedClosed
SundayClosedClosed

Medical Library

There are no changes to the opening hours of the Medical Library during the summer. The hours will remain as follows.

Monday09.00 – 22.00
Tuesday09.00 – 22.00
Wednesday09.00 – 22.00
Thursday09.00 – 22.00
Friday09.00 – 20.00
Saturday09.00 – 22.00
Sunday13.00 – 22.00

Special Collections Centre and Museums

The opening hours for the Special Collections Centre and our Museums can be found on our website. There are no changes to these hours during the summer.