Library Services


  • Locations:
    • There are 17 local libraries throughout the city of Aberdeen.  The main central library is located on Rosemount Viaduct (01224 652500). To find a library near you, check out the complete list here.  Hours of operation are: Monday – Thursday 9:00am to 7:00pm, Friday & Saturday 9:00am – 5:00pm.
  • Getting a library card – Getting a library card is simple.  All you need to do is bring in valid proof of address (ie. a recent utility bill, bank statement, etc.) and request one.  You will be issued a temporary one for immediate use and a permanent one to be picked up a week or so later.
    • Aberdeen has wonderful children’s sections in each of the libraries as well.  Your son or daughter may even receive his/her very own library card.  You may check out 10 books  &/or 4 talking books, which are issued for 4 weeks at a time.  You may also check out 2 videos/DVDs at a time, which are issued for 1 week at a time.  These can be renewed two additional times, in person or by phone.  Another advantage of your child (under 16) having his or her own library card is that they are not charged any late fees!  The children’s library also offers monthly “Rhymetimes” and “Storytimes” for children under 5.
  • Internet access – You may use the internet at the library if you have a membership and have received a pin number from the media center to do so.    
  • Renting DVDs – DVDs are available for rent from any local library for £2 a piece.  You can check out up to four DVDs at a time and keep them for a week.  Renewing them over the phone is also an option if you can’t make it into the branch.  They can be returned to any local library branch.  Year-long memberships are also available for £50 (the same rules apply).
  • Audio CDs or Language Courses may also be checked out from the library for 50p per item.  4 CDs and 2 Language Courses may be checked out a time and are lent for 4 weeks.
  • For more information on library services, please visit the Aberdeen City Council’s website here.

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