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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). 


Scottish Children's Book Awards

 These awards the largest of their kind in Scotland and are voted for  entirely by children and young people. Last year over 38,000 children from all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities voted for their favourite book.including around 1000 in Aberdeen City

and the winners are .......

Voting in the 2014 Scottish Children's Book Awards has now closed. The winners of the national Awards will be announced on March 4th 2015 but according to the votes cast in libraries in Aberdeen City the winners are

  • Robot rumpus by Ross Collins
  • Attack of the giant robot chickens by Alex McCall
  • Dark spell by Gill Arbuthnott

 Have we chosen the national winner ? Find out on March 4th 2015.

The competition to tell us in 25 words or less why you thought a particular book should win has also closed. The entries are being carefully scrutinised and the winners will be announced shortly. All those who borrowed one of the shortlisted titles between August 28th 2014 (when the shortlist was announced) and February 6th 2015 have been entered into a prize draw and the winners will be announced very soon. Watch this space !

World Book Day Natalie Russel image

Celebrate World Book Day on Thursday March 5th 2015 with Natalie Russell   Natalie is the author and illustrator of "Lost for Words" shortlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Awards 2014. Children aged 3-7 and their families are invited to join Natalie for a fun filled creative workshop at Aberdeen Central Library on March 5th  2015 4pm - 5pm.  Places are limited so booking is essential. Please contact or phone 01224 346500


And now for 2015.....

The theme for Summer Reading Challenge 2015 has just been announced. Record Breakers 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!