The Sir Duncan Rice Library: change in opening hours

From Thursday 12 March, The Sir Duncan Rice Library will close every night at 22:00 instead of midnight to allow for intensive cleaning. The University is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and is making every effort to ensure our buildings are clean and safe for our community.

Study spaces in the MacRobert Building will remain available 24/7.

The University is following national guidance and our plans are under continuous review. At the moment we are still preparing for 24-hour opening of The Sir Duncan Rice Library from 19 April in the lead up to the May diet of exams, but we will continue to monitor the situation and update you of developments.

While the University is increasing cleaning of buildings, staff and students should continue to follow NHS guidance on personal hygiene, including:

  • Regularly washing your hands with soap and water
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue or into a flexed elbow, then throw the tissue in the bin, and wash your hands

Soap supplies are checked regularly but please let a member of staff know immediately if soap needs to be replenished.

More information and FAQs can be found at www.abdn.ac.uk/coronavirus.

If you have a question that is not included in our FAQs, please email coronavirus@abdn.ac.uk

24 hour opening in The Sir Duncan Rice Library before and during Exams

In the lead up to the exam period The Sir Duncan Rice Library will be extending its opening hours to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are just a few days until this happens and we want to let you know just now so that you can properly plan your revision.

The Sir Duncan Rice Library will open at 11.00 on Sunday November 17, and stay open continuously until 22.00 on Friday December 13, 2019.

Please note that there will only be swipe card access after 22.00 – please ensure you have your ID card, as access will not be permitted without it.

Also, in the run up to and during the exams Floor 5 of The Sir Duncan Rice Library will be designated as a Silent Study Area across the whole floor. Please see our separate blog post for further details on this.

Over this period it is important that you are aware of the following:

  • The PCs require a nightly shutdown (lasting about ten minutes) and reboot for essential maintenance. This will happen at 04.00, and you will be given an option to delay this for 2 hours.
  • Essential cleaning of the building will be carried out overnight between 02.00 and 06.00, which may result in some disruption.
  • Look after yourselves and your belongings – take breaks, but do not leave your personal belongings unattended.
  • Take care if leaving the Library in the early hours – travel with friends if possible.

Please respect the building and your fellow library users:

  1. Hot and cold drinks in covered containers can be consumed in the Library.
  2. Cold food (preferably not with a strong smell or noisy!) can be consumed anywhere in the library except for the silent study rooms, co-labs, bookable group study spaces and the Special Collections Centre.  Remember – no hot food allowed.
  3. Tidy up after yourself – use the bins which are available on each of the floors.
  4. Keep talk to the group study areas to allow others to study.

Please report any problems to security staff on duty – in person (Information Centre,
Floor 1, TSDRL) or by phone (01224 273330).

Also check out the opening hours for our other two Library sites, as Taylor and Medical will not be open 24/7 during these dates.

If you have any feedback or suggestions, contact us at library@abdn.ac.uk.

Posted on behalf of Marion Blacklaw, Circulation Manager

The Sir Duncan Rice Library open on Sundays this summer

From this weekend The Sir Duncan Rice Library will be opening on Sundays allowing students and staff even more time to use the library’s fantastic resources.

The new Sunday opening hours will be introduced as a pilot over the summer months, and will see the doors of TSDRL open from 11am – 5pm until the start of the new academic term, when normal service will resume. Library staff will be on hand to help at the Information Centre (floor 1) and the Welcome Desk (ground floor). The Exhibition space will also be open during this time. 

There are to be no changes to the Sunday opening hours at the Taylor or Medical Libraries. Visit our website for full details of the 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.

24 hour opening in The Sir Duncan Rice Library before and during Exams

In the lead up to the fast approaching exam period The Sir Duncan Rice Library will be extending its opening hours to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are just a few days until this happens and we want to let you know just now so that you can properly plan your revision.

The Sir Duncan Rice Library will open at 11.00 on Sunday April 21, and stay open continuously until 22.00 on Friday May 17, 2019.

Over this period it is important that you are aware of the following:

  • Swipe access only after 22.00 – please ensure you have your ID card, as access will not be permitted without it.
  • The PCs require a nightly shutdown (lasting about ten minutes) and reboot for essential maintenance. This will happen at 04.00, and you will be given an option to delay this for 2 hours.
  • Essential cleaning of the building will be carried out overnight between 02.00 and 06.00, which may result in some disruption.
  • Look after yourselves and your belongings – take breaks, but do not leave your personal belongings unattended.
  • Take care if leaving the Library in the early hours – travel with friends if possible.

Please respect the building and your fellow library users:

  1. Hot and cold drinks in covered containers can be consumed in the Library.
  2. Cold food (preferably not with a strong smell or noisy!) can be consumed anywhere in the library except for the silent study rooms, co-labs, bookable group study spaces and the Special Collections Centre.  Remember – no hot food allowed.
  3. Tidy up after yourself – use the bins which are available on each of the floors.
  4. Keep talk to the group study areas to allow others to study.

Please report any problems to security staff on duty – in person (Information Centre,
Floor 1, TSDRL) or by phone (01224 273330).

Also check out the opening hours for our other two Library sites, as Taylor and Medical will not be open 24/7 during these dates.

If you have any feedback or suggestions, contact us at library@abdn.ac.uk.

Posted on behalf of Marion Blacklaw, Circulation Manager

Term Time Opening Hours at The Sir Duncan Rice Library

opening hours (mw)

Welcome and Happy New Year to our new students!

 
Monday 08.00 – 00.00
Tuesday 08.00 – 00.00
Wednesday 08.00 – 00.00
Thursday 08.00 – 00.00
Friday 08.00 – 00.00
Saturday 09.00 – 22.00
Sunday 11.00 – 00.00

 

The Information Centre, located on Floor 1, is staffed from 09.00 to 22.00, except Sunday when the library opens at 11.00.

During the Exam period the library is open 24/7.

If you need a break from studying the Hardback Café is located on the Ground Floor.  Find their opening hours by following the link: – www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here/food-drink-and-retail-440.php

Special Collections Centre is situated on the lower ground floor.  Find their opening hours by following the link: – www.abdn.ac.uk/special-collections/about/contact-us-110.php

Mhorag Watson, mhorag.watson@abdn.ac.uk