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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 

Aberdeen City Libraries celebrated World Book Day with a visit from author and illustrator Natalie Russell. Children from Woodside Primary had great fun writing stories based on the character of Tapir from Natalie's most recent book "Lost for Words". Later in the day Natalie led a  workshop for families at Aberdeen Central Library. where everyone wrote and illustrated their own book.


  WBD Teddy



While Natalie was in Aberdeen she met with Library Bear.





















During April Library Bear will travel around Aberdeen City to explore all that libraries have to offer for people of all ages. On World Book Night  April 23rd 2015 Library Bear will return to Central Children's Library to welcome author Linda Strachan for a family storytime  and to host a sleepover for adventurous teddy bears.  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

   Follow Library Bear on his travels.... 


Summer Reading Challenge 2015

The theme for Summer Reading Challenge 2015 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, Human Touch and Action! Adventure!

Roll on the summer holidays!