Building improvements to cause some disturbance in The Sir Duncan Rice Library

We are currently repurposing some areas within The Sir Duncan Rice Library, and while this work is carried out there will be some minimal disturbance to users of the building. Some of the work is expected to run until the end of August. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

In the meantime, if you need a silent space to study why not use the silent study rooms in the southwest corner of Floors 3, 4 and 5? These rooms were recently equipped with power and USB sockets allowing you to work from your laptop in a silent environment.

Please also note that the Taylor Library is open 09:00 – 17:00 over the summer period. Taylor Library’s silent study areas are located in block ‘D’ on levels 1 and 2.


The Sir Duncan Rice Library is open for business as usual (Monday 31st August)

We are happy to announce that The Sir Duncan Rice Library is open for business as usual. Thank you for being so understanding during the closure, and we look forward to seeing you in the Library.

Diane Bruxvoort
University Librarian and Director


Update on services available during The Sir Duncan Rice Library closure

In addition to the services available in the Taylor Library and Medical Library there will be a daily fetching service for TSDRL items from Tuesday 25th August.

Items requested before 12 noon will be available for collection from Taylor Library from 3pm. Place a request online for the item(s) you want, selecting Taylor Library as the Pickup Location. You will be notified by e-mail when the item is available for collection.

Library staff are now maintaining an Information Point at a TSDRL door during business hours to direct people elsewhere for service. No access will be given to the building.

A thesis and dissertation binding service will continue to run from the UniPrint office. Please print off your work from a MFD in Taylor Library or computing classroom before you go to the UniPrint office.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Library Services
Tel: +44 (0) 1224 273330

Monday 24 August: The Sir Duncan Rice Library remains CLOSED

The Sir Duncan Rice Library (TSDRL) will remain CLOSED today, Monday 24 August 2015, due to an ongoing power outage.

A thesis and dissertation printing and binding service is available from the UniPrint office at 23 St Machar Drive, Aberdeen, AB24 3RY, tel. +44 (0)1224 272825 (building 3 on the Old Aberdeen campus map). Work previously submitted to the Print Shop in TSDRL can be collected from the UniPrint office. Please note the UniPrint office is open from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm.

If you are looking for a study space please join us in Taylor Library (building 20 on the Old Aberdeen campus map). Medical Library (building 10 on the Foresterhill campus map) is also open (opening hours). Datastream is available on 3 PCs in Room 106 in the MacRobert Building for Business students requiring access to this software.

Books can be returned to Taylor Library or Medical Library.

Please check Library web pages for updates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Library Service


Zetoc Moving onto a New Cloud Platform

zetoc-logoThe British Library’s electronic Table of Contents service, Zetoc, will be at risk on Tue 30th June while it is moved onto a new cloud platform. No downtime is anticipated but the Zetoc service should be considered at risk in the morning.

Please contact Zetoc Support if you require further information.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant, Law and Business

MAINTENANCE: Web of Science on Sunday 14th June

Please be advised that Thomson Reuters will be performing routine maintenance between 13.00 and 16.00 this Sunday 14th June 2015.

It is expected that there will be minimal interruption to users who are logged into Web of Science, InCites, ResearcherID, or EndNote Online during this time.

Thomson Reuters apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant Law and Business

MAINTENANCE: Emerald Insight on Friday 30 January 2015

Maintenance on Emerald’s research platform, Emerald Insight, is scheduled to take place on Friday 30 January 2015 between 23:00 GMT and 03:00 GMT. Emerald Insight will be unavailable for up to 1 hour during this maintenance window. If you access the website during this time you will receive a ‘connection timeout’, or similar message, within your browser. Please note that this may also affect some functionality on

Emerald apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Elaine Shallcross

Westlaw International access problem resolved

We are pleased to report that the access problem into the Westlaw International database, via the Services menu in Westlaw UK, has been resolved.

Elaine Shallcross
Information Consultant (Schools of Law and Business)