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Opening Hours and Joining the Library

What we offer you

What can I borrow?

  • Books: 10
  • Talking Books: 4
  • DVD: 4 
  • Toys: 1

You can keep books, toys & talking books for 4 weeks. Dvds for 1 week.

There are no overdue fines or charges on children's items borrowed by under 16's. 

Find and Reserve Books

  • Library Catalogue  - (to find/ renew and reserve books for more information on reserving items see below) 

Need help? Library staff will be happy to show you how to use the catalogue and to reserve and renew your books online.

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General Information

Library Services for - Children, Young People, Families and Schools

Welcome to Aberdeen City library services for children, young people, families and schools

Our libraries provide a large selection of books, talking books, DVDs and Wii Games* for children, young adults, parents and professionals. For information on resources and services to schools and the education sector visit Curriculum Resources and Information Service (CRIS).

Children of all ages can join the library. There is no lower age limit, indeed parents with children under 1 are encouraged to register. Library staff can also offer advice on choosing and sharing books

(*Please note Wii Games are only available in Central Children's but can be requested at Community Libraries). 

World Book Night  

 Library Bear returned from his travels to welcome author Linda Strachan for a family storytime  and to host a sleepover for adventurous teddy bears in Central Children's Library.

Linda presented prizes to the 8-11 and 12-16 category winners of the competition run in conjunction with the Scottish Children's Book Awards.Then it was time to coorie doon  for stories featuring Linda's creation Hamish McHaggis. before leaving the teddies  to have fun on their sleepover.  World Book Night Linda Strachan












  WBN Linda Strachan 2







Library Bear's Sleepover

Look what happened !!! 


Going for a little spin  Teddy spinner to choose a DVD















 Can I take my photograph with this machine ??

Teddy sleepover3







Time for tea and biscuits Teddy teatime






Some bears were still hungry ! Teddy fridge













Teddy sleepover1

 Let's find some books






And now time for bed Teddy sleepover2











Library Bear had lots of fun with the other toys ...... where will he go next and what will he discover ?


Read On. Get On.

Read On. Get On. is a national campaign from Save the Children to get all  children reading well by the age of 11. During the Easter holidays Save the Children are launching a social media activity - 'Where will you read your 10 minutes a day? Share pictures reading with your children, family and friends. They want to see the funniest, quirkiest and most interesting place! Tweet, share on Instagram and post on Facebook using the hashtag #ReadOnGetOn


Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge Scotland 2015

The theme for this year's Challenge is Record Breakers which will bring together the worlds of fact and fiction, challenging young readers to explore some of the astonishing real-life achievements and world records featured in the Guinness World Records books.

Collecting stickers as they go, young readers will discover weird, wonderful and wacky records from around the world in six different categories: Cool Tech, Way to Go!, The Big Stuff, Animal Magic, People Power and Action! Adventure!

Roll on the summer holidays!