The winter break is almost here, bringing with it the opportunity for a much-needed rest from study and research. And before the Winter Term closes, we would like to let you know the opening hours of The Sir Duncan Rice Library during the winter break and public holidays.
All libraries at the University of Aberdeen will be closing at 5pm on Thursday, 23 December and reopen again on Thursday, 6 January.
Full details of the opening hours at our other two library sites, Taylor Library and Medical Library can be found on our website.
The Sir Duncan Rice Library is open 24/7 until Friday, 17 December when we will close at 22.00. We will then be open at the times given below.
Saturday 18 December
9:00 – 13:00
Sunday 19 December
Monday 20 – Thursday 23 December
8:30 – 17:00
24 December 2021 – 5 January 2022
Thursday 6 & Friday 7 January
8:30 – 17:00
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 January
Monday 10 January
8:00 – 00:00 (Normal Term Hours Resume)
Wishing all of our readers a safe, well-deserved holiday and we look forward to welcoming you back in January for the start of the new term.
In the lead up to the assessment 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 goes into effect, 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 21 and stay open continuously until 22.00 on Friday December 17, 2021.
Please note that your ID card is still required for access to the building – please ensure you have your ID card as access after 22.00 will not be permitted without it.
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:
Properly fitted face coverings are a legal requirement and must be worn while seated in the building. Please wear a sunflower lanyard if you are exempt.
No food is allowed in the building except for in the café area.
Bottled water only in the Library.
Tidy up after yourself – use the sanitary wipes and bins which are available on each of the floors.
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).
Please remember to check out the opening hours for our other two Library sites, as Taylor and Medical will not be open 24/7 during these dates.
All Library sites will beclosed for the public holiday on Monday 12 July. Libraries will open again on Tuesday 13 July. Full details of opening hours for all libraries are available at https://bit.ly/2Vdhmjl
We are pleased to announce that from Monday 26 April, as Scotland moves to Level 3 restrictions, we will be extending opening hours at The Sir Duncan Rice Library and the Medical Library (Foresterhill campus). Also, the Taylor Library will be reopening.
The Sir Duncan Rice Library and the Taylor and Medical libraries will all be open for our students and staff:
Saturday & Sunday13:00-17:00
Wolfson Reading Room to re-open
From 26 April we will also be able to offer research access, on an appointment only basis, to University of Aberdeen staff and students. For more details, please see https://bit.ly/2QNtHs4.
As of Monday 26 April the Hardback Café in The Sir Duncan Rice Library will also be open Monday-Thursday 10:30-19:00 and Friday 10:30-17:00.
Service changes will also see an increase in seating capacity at all library sites. Access to bookshelves will also be restored. Please note that Floor 1 of The Sir Duncan Rice Library will continue to be kept free of study spaces. Study spaces will be available from floors 2 through to 7.
All Covid safety rules remain in place, including the wearing of face coverings at all times and a restricted number of study spaces.
If you do visit our libraries, please be aware that all the rules we put in place in 2020 still apply. These measures exist to ensure that we are keeping both you and our staff safe. Support us by taking time to read them and please observe the rules without requiring Library staff to remind you.
If you would like to take a look around, or begin preparations for your courses, The Sir Duncan Rice Library will be open this Sunday, 6th September, from 11.00 to 17.00 in advance of term opening hours which begin on Monday 7th. The Hardback Cafe, located on the Ground Floor of the Library, will be open from 11.30 to 15.00.
For anyone near the Foresterhill Campus, the Medical Library is open from 09.00 to 22.00 on Saturday 5th, and 13.00 – 22.00 on Sunday 6th September.