Book Week Scotland – Old Aberdeen Library

We are gearing up for Book Week Scotland (15-21 November) and we are celebrating that we don’t have just one Library in The Sir Duncan Rice Library, we have two! Did you know that we have the Old Aberdeen branch of the Aberdeen City Libraries situated in the back right corner of the ground floor?

Image of curved bookcases full of books in a row with a standing banner in front saying Welcome to Old Aberdeen Library.

All those who work, live or study in Aberdeen City or Shire, qualify to become a member of the public library. This gives you access to borrow from their physical collection from any branch using Old Aberdeen Library as your collection point, browse the shelves on the ground floor, borrow audiobooks and electronic books from BorrowBox, their online collection. It also gives to access to all of their online resources such as Ancestry and PressReader. You can find out more about how to sign up for a membership here – https://aberdeencity.spydus.co.uk/cgi-bin/spydus.exe/MSGTRN/WPAC/JOIN

To help us celebrate Book Week Scotland, we will have staff from Aberdeen City Libraries here to answer any questions you may have or help you sign up for a membership at the following times next week:

  • Monday November 15, 09:30 – 11:30
  • Wednesday November 17, 14:00 – 16.30

Pop along to say hello to them and sign up for a membership if you haven’t already, it’s free!

Free virtual library from Aberdeen City Libraries

Old Aberdeen Library

Late last year a new public library service was launched at The Sir Duncan Rice Library as part of a partnership project between Digital & Information Services and Aberdeen City Council.

We look forward to welcoming students and staff to the Old Aberdeen Library when we re-open, but in the meantime Aberdeen City Libraries have a free virtual library full of thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics and digital resources that University of Aberdeen staff and students can access remotely from their home computer or mobile device.

Membership of Aberdeen City Libraries is available to people who work, live or study in Aberdeen City or Shire. If you are not already a member, you can join online now and start using the online services immediately. Sign up for free here.

Old Aberdeen Library: January

On 14 & 17 January 2020 between 10:30 and 12:30 Aberdeen City Library staff will be based on the Ground Floor of The Sir Duncan Rice Library to assist with any queries in relation to the Old Aberdeen Library project.

Staff will be able to sign up users up for membership and advise on the different services that members of City Libraries have access to.

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For more information see our page:
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/using-libraries/old-aberdeen-library-644.php