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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
If you have any problems, don’t hesitate to come and speak to a member of Library staff.
The Sir Duncan Rice Library
University of Aberdeen
Many thanks to staff at Infohub for all the information they have provided!