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

Special Collections – over 40 new factsheets now available

Gateway from series of plans, drawings and sketches of Cairness House by James Playfair  (see factsheet, 'Architectural resources in  Special Collections')

Gateway from series of plans, drawings and sketches of Cairness House by James Playfair (see ‘Architectural resources in Special Collections’ factsheet)

A major expansion in resource discovery has been rolled out by Special Collections, with the completion of over 40 new collection factsheets. The new factsheets are organised into sections: Introductory, Media, Subject and by Geographical Area.

Examples include:

By Media type – Map and plan resources
By Subject – Ecclesiastical, Literary, Slave Trade, Transport and WW II resources
By Geographical Area – Old Aberdeen, Highlands & Islands and resources relating to the Circumpolar regions

All factsheets act as brief introductions to subject areas and cover the main relevant collections accessible via Special Collections, both from archives and rare books. They are also embedded with archive catalogue hyperlinks as well as providing additional information on related printed reference works and external web resources.

Check them out here – http://bit.ly/sccfactsheets. They are also available via the main ‘Library Guides’ section of the Library website.

Andrew MacGregor
Deputy Archivist
andrew.macgregor@abdn.ac.uk

Historic Archives of the Scottish Catholic Church

The Historic Archive of the Catholic Church in Scotland will be available for research access at the University of Aberdeen’s Special Collections Centre from Thursday 1st August.

For further information on the collection and booking arrangements, please visit the collection web pages at www.abdn.ac.uk/library/about/special/scottish-catholic-archives.

Hurry! Time is running out to win a £50 book token

Library, Special Collections & Museums would like to hear from all those new to Aberdeen about your early experiences in finding your way about our libraries, collections, services and website.

We value your feedback, so please take a few minutes to highlight your experiences so far – and you could also win a £50 book token!

Hurry – survey ends midnight on Sunday 18 November 2012.

Forthcoming Lecture: The Sobieski-Stuart Marriage & the Jacobite World

When: Saturday 10 December at 2pm
Where: Special Collections Centre (Lower Ground Floor) , University Library, University of Aberdeen, Bedford Road, AB24 3AA
Presenter: Professor Robert  I. Frost, Chair in Early Modern History, School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen

Opening a series of exciting events in connection to the current exhibition at the University Library, Rebels with a Cause: The Jacobites & The Global Imagination, this lecture draws on materials from the University’s rich holdings of Jacobite material. Professor Robert Frost employs the collections to examine the marriage of James III, the Stuart claimant to the British throne, to Clementina Sobieska, granddaughter of King John III Sobieski of Poland.

Special Collections Reading Room Opens Today!

I’m delighted to report that the Special Collections Reading Room in the University Library is opening for business today – Monday 5th December at 09:00. The new facilities are accessible from the staircase to the left of the entry gates on the ground floor, or via the left hand side lifts on the north side

Opening times for the SCC can be found here: http://abdn.ac.uk/library/get-started/opening-hours/#scc

Further information about the collections and is here: http://abdn.ac.uk/library/about/special/ (and relevant pages are being updated at present).

Thank you again for your patience and understanding during the moves. 

Chris Banks