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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

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 Day and
World Book Night   WBD Teddy



Author and illustrator Natalie Russell led a creative workshop for families in Central Children's Library to celebrate World Book Day. During her visit Natalie  met with Library Bear before he set off on his travels around Aberdeen to explore all that libraries have to offer for people of all ages.















Follow Library Bear on his travels....


 On World Book Night  April 23rd 2015 Library Bear will return to Central Children's Library to welcome author Linda Strachan, creator of Hamish McHaggis,  for a family storytime  and to host a sleepover for adventurous teddy bears. 

Linda Strachan


Hamish McHaggis Books image









The storytime is for families with children aged 3-12 and will begin at 5pm. Booking is essential  so please telephone 01224 346500 or email

Dyce and Cornhill libraries will hold special storytimes followed by  a teddybear sleepover  beginning at 4pm to celebrate World Book Night. For more information and to book please contact or 01224 723015 or or 01224 696209


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!