Restricted access to microform collection in The Sir Duncan Rice Library

The Microform and microfilm collection housed in The Sir Duncan Rice Library (TSDRL) will be unavailable for the rest of this week while this stock is relocated.

This collection, which is currently located on floor 1 of TSDRL, will be moved on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th of May. Further information on the future location of this collection will be announced shortly.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.


Ewan Grant,

MAINTENANCE: Web of Science on Saturday 13 December

Web of Science will undergo scheduled maintenance on Saturday December 13 2014. During this time access may be intermittent, however only a brief interruption is expected. Please note that while direct access to Endnote Online and ResearcherID is unaffected the linking from these resources to Web of Science records may be briefly affected.

Thomson Reuters apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Schools of Business and Law

Temporary interruption on dawsonera e-book platform

We are currently experiencing a temporary interruption on our dawsonera e-book platform. It is something that dawsonera are aware of and they have informed us that they have had to disable the download function while they work to fix it.

It is still possible, though, to read titles from dawsonera online.

When this has been resolved we will send out further information to let you know. In the meantime please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may be causing.


Ewan Grant,

Essential maintenance may interrupt access to our electronic resources

Due to essential maintenance being carried out this weekend there will be a very limited and short interruption to our SFX system. The SFX system enables us to provide our users with access to many of our electronic resources.

The system will be at risk between 4am and 11am on Sunday and there will be a brief outage at some point during this period. Full service is expected to be restored after then. Apologies for any inconvenience this causes, but hopefully this will be a period of low activity.


Ewan Grant,

Primo News – Vital Primo Maintenance 2 – 4 September

The online library catalogue is being upgraded between 8pm on Tuesday 2nd September and 1pm on Thursday 4th September. While this is underway you will still be able to search via Primo, but you will not be able to request items or view a list of the items you currently have on loan. The vast majority of functions in Primo will not be affected.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused by this limited interruption to Primo.



Ewan Grant,

Primo News – Primo not available on Wednesday 27th August

Primo, The University of Aberdeen’s resource discovery tool, will not be available on Wednesday 27th August while some essential maintenance is carried out.

During this period please search the library catalogue and other resources using the links available at Search our Collections.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that may be caused while this essential maintenance is completed.


Ewan Grant, Information Adviser,

INFO: Royal Visit – University Library

Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, will officially open the university library, The Sir Duncan Rice Library, on Monday 24 September. We look forward to welcoming friends, supporters of the project and alumni of the University from all over the world

Please note, the library will be closed until 6.30pm on Monday: the external book drop will be unavailable between 9am and 6:30pm. The Taylor and Medical libraries will be open as usual. See for details soon.

Susan McCourt,

Access to the University Library is available again

Following a temporary closure the University Library has re-opened at 3.15pm on Tuesday 15th August. The library will be open until the usual closing time of 8pm this evening.

We apologise for any inconvenience. The closure was needed to allow contractors to investigate a malfunction in the equipment being used as part of the ongoing work on the façade. The situation has now been declared safe.

Library, Special Collections and Museums

Temporary library closure

We wish to advise you that access to the University Library is closed temporarily and likely to remain so for the rest of the day.

This is to allow contractors to investigate a malfunction in the equipment being used as part of the ongoing work on the façade.

Updates available in the News section of the Library home page.

Posted on behalf of:
Library, Special Collections & Museums

Access across Old Heating Station closed

Due to ongoing works in connection with the demolition of the Queen Mother Library, the path over the heating station will be closed between Academic Square and the QML car park – from 7.30am Monday 30th January until 5pm on Wednesday 1st February 2012. Sorry for any inconvenience this will cause.