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Local Holiday Opening Hours

All Libraries open as usual on Monday 20 April 2015. full details of opening hours can be found on the Library Opening Hours page.

Airyhall Library Closed For Refurbishment

Airyhall Library is currently closed for refurbishment. Library items can be returned or renewed at any City Library.

During the closure a selection of adult and children's books will be available at our 'Pop-up' Library in the Conservatory at Airyhall Community Centre (next door to the library) from 10am - 1pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Your nearest library is Kaimhill Library on Pitmedden Terrace. Telephone 01224 498160 or e-mail for more information.

What's On in Aberdeen City Libraries

Our latest What's On Guide is now available in libraries and other venues across the city. Pick one up or download the PDF of our What's On Guide to find out about library events taking place from April - June.

Make sure you never miss out by joining our mailing list to find out what's happening in your library.  E-mail to be added to the list.

'Read and Remember' with Aberdeen City Libraries

7 February 2015 - 30 April

 This spring, we're joining with libraries across Scotland to encourage teenagers and adults to remember those involved in World War One by reading books and resources relating to the conflict. Read and Remember logo

From Saturday 7 February until the end of April, we'll be featuring reviews of WW1 related books on our webpages, as well as stories of your family members' involvement in the war.

On National Libraries Day, we launched the campaign by sharing some of our reviews and our staff's special family connections to WW1. More details can be found on the Read and Remember page.

As part of the campaign, we will be holding creative writing workshops in Aberdeen Central Library, led by Shane Strachan:

Creative Writing for Adults - Wednesday 29 April, 2 - 3.30pm

Creative Writing for Teens - Wednesday 29 April, 5.30 - 7pm

Contact the Central Library on 01224 652500 or e-mail to reserve a place at one of the workshops (booking essential).

If you would like to take part in the campaign, visit your local library for a card and add your comments.  You can also e-mail us a review or family story and we'll share it on this website.

Cash In Your Pocket Drop-In Sessions

Torry Library, Victoria Road AB11 9NJ

The Cash In Your Pocket Partnership (CIYPP) works to ensure that people living in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire have easy and hassle free access to the benefits and services they are entitled to.  CIYPP can offer information on a range of issues including: Cash In Your Pocket Partnership Logo

  • Benefits
  • Getting back to work
  • Debt and borrowing
  • Saving money
  • Home improvements and repairs

If you want free and impartial advice on how to maximise and improve your finances then come along to a drop-in session in Torry Library from 2.15pm - 4.15pm on:

Tuesday 14 April

Tuesday 21 April

Tuesday 28 April

For more information visit the Cash In Your Pocket website or contact Torry Library on 01224 879037.

World Book Night - 23 April 2015

Celebrate World Book Night with Quintin Jardine World Book Night Logo

Bestselling author Quintin Jardine will visit Aberdeen Central Library at 6.30pm on World Book Night(Thursday 23 April)to talk about his hugely popular novels, including the latest instalment of the Bob Cover of Last Resort Book by Quintin Jardine Skinner detective series, 'Last Resort'.

An award-winning novelist with over 40 titles to his name, Quintin will share his experiences of writing some of the country's most popular crime fiction and will sign copies of his books which will be available to purchase on the night.

The talk will be followed by a Q&A session.

Places are limited for this event so book early to avoid disappointment!

Teddy Bear Sleepover and Storytime with Linda Strachan

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Bring your favourite teddy to a fun, family activity in Aberdeen Central Children's Library from 5-6pm on World Book Night. Linda Strachan, author of the Hamish McHaggis books, will lead a family event to encourage children aged 3-12 and their parents/carers to enjoy bedtime stories together.

Brave and adventurous teddies can stay behind in the library for an exciting sleepover with Library Teddy.  Follow the Library Bear on his travels!

Storytime sessions and sleepovers will also take place at Cornhill and Dyce Libraries at 4pm on Thursday 23 April.

Contact the Central Library on 01224 652500 or e-mail to reserve a place at a World Book Night event (booking essential for all).

Intellectual Property Basics for Charities Logo for Murgitroyd Attorneys

Thursday 30 April, 12.15 - 1.45pm

4th Floor Seminar Room, Marischal College

To celebrate World Intellectual Property Day, Aberdeen City Libraries is offering local charities the opportunity to find out more about the role of Intellectual Property (IP)in their sector at this free event.

Maximise your charity's income by protecting its intellectual property. Don't miss this valuable opportunity to find out what IP is, how relevant it is to your charity and how to protect it.

Guest speaker Mike Vettese, Director of Trade Marks at Murgitroyd - European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys in Aberdeen - has experience of working with charities in protecting their IP and will answer questions from the audience at the end of the session.

Free refreshments will be provided.

Booking essential - contact Aberdeen Central Library on 01224 652511 or e-mail to reserve a place at this free event.

Find Your Target Market

Business workshop, Wednesday 6 May at the Central Library Target Image

Learn how to use online resources such as Mint UK and Kompass to make detailed sales and marketing lists, tailored to your business needs. Access to the premium resources is free to library members.

Aberdeen City Libraries' Business & Enterprise Service offers information and support to businesses, entrepreneurs and people seeking employment. Get in touch for further details about how the free service can help you.

The free workshop will be held in the Central Library from 6-7pm. Booking is essential, phone 01224 652511 or e-mail for more information or to book.

Intellectual Property Advice Clinics

Monthly, next clinic Wednesday 22 April at the Central Library PATLIB Logo

Aberdeen City Libraries are delighted to offer a free IP advice clinic service in partnership with local patent attorneys. Don't miss this valuable opportunity of a one-to-one consultation with a registered patent attorney. Book now for your chance to discuss any ideas you may have for new products or brands.

Clinics are held monthly. Phone 01224 652511 or Email for more information or to book a session. 

Writing Workshop with Malachy Tallack

Saturday 23 May at the Central Library Scottish Book Trust Logo

We're excited to welcome author Malachy Tallack to Central Library in May for a special Scottish Book Trust workshop.

 The workshops are open to writers of all levels to encourage people to get involved in this year's national writing campaign with the theme 'Journeys'.

Selected contributions will be published in a special book for Book Week Scotland 2015. To find our more and reserve your space, visit the Scottish Book Trust website.

Take a Bake from the Norm...

Tuesday 2 June, 2pm

North East Scotland College (Aberdeen City Campus)

Special guest Norman Calder from The Great British Bake Off will launch a series of college course taster sessions taking Image of Norman Calder - copyright Norman Calder place in libraries and community locations throughout June.  Join Norman as he demonstrates how to cook his famous shortbread and shares stories about his love of cooking and experience of learning later in life.

This event is free but booking is essential.  Contact the Central Library on 01224 652500 or e-mail to reserve a place.


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