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Major work scheduled for the main lift at the Central Library
We apologise for the continuing disruption to visitors to the Central Library due to the main passenger lift being out of order.
Work begins this week when contractors embark on a major repair and replacement programme of the electrical and mechanical structures involved in the operation of the lift. This work is estimated to take between 3 to 4 weeks.
There may be some disruption within the Central Library while work goes on particularly in areas of the building close to the lift shaft. We will work with the engineers to ensure this is kept to a minimum.
Lift access to Adult Lending is still available from the Media Centre using the lift to the Children's Library and exiting at floor 1.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of the closure and look forward to the return of a fully operational lift in the near future.
Energy Saving Road Shows
Do you want to reduce amount of electricity you use and cut your bills?
The Energy Saving Trust Foundation gives impartial, accurate
and independent advice to communities and households on how to reduce carbon emissions, how to use water more sustainably and how to save money on energy bills.
Alan Thomson, Energy Advisor, will be at the following libraries to give energy advice within the home and on transport:
- Ferryhill Library, Fonthill Road
Tuesday 25 June 2013 from 11.00am to 2.00pm
- Tillydrone Library, Pennan Road
Wednesday 26 June 2013 from 11.00am to 2.00pm
Find out more about the Trust at:
Contact Us On Our New 24/7 Telephone Line
We now have a new telephone number available 24/7. Dial 08456 080937 or 01506 420526 to find opening hours of all City libraries, check your account and renew items you currently have out on loan.
New Publication Now Available!
Celebrating Aberdeen's Beach Ballroom: History and Memories 1929-2009.
Published by Aberdeen City Libraries.
This colourful publication takes you on a journey through the decades as told from personal stories, memories and photographs. Read about the resident and visiting bands of the 40s and 50s, pop groups from the 60s, competitive dancing, beauty competitions, Touch of Tartan Ball and lots more .
Available to purchase from the Central Library price £14.50.
Library and Community Learning Service Review
Aberdeen City Council is reviewing its library and community learning provision. This includes the work of the Library Service and Communities Team.
As part of the review Aberdeen City Council wants to hear from local residents as to what they think about the existing services available and how they feel the library and community team resources could be used better to meet community needs.
More about the Review can be found on the Library and Community Learning Review pages.
Book Week Scotland 2013
2013 will see the second Book Week Scotland taking place from Monday 25 November to Sunday 1 December.
This partnership initiative between Scottish Book Trust and libraries throughout Scotland celebrates books and reading with people of all ages and from all walks of life.
Aberdeen City Libraries will be organising various events as part of this celebration .watch this space for more information!!
To find out more about Book Week Scotland visit the Scottish Book Trust website: www.scottishbooktrust.com
Treasure Writing Competition
As part of Book Week Scotland, Scottish Book Trust will be publishing a special book about people's most treasured objects. They are looking for stories about a special something that has shaped or touched people's lives it could be something from the past or the present but something that cannot be forgotten.
Write about your treasure and why it is significant to you and your piece could be published in this special book for Book Week Scotland 2013
Entries can be up to 1000 words in length and the deadline for submission is Wednesday 31 July 2013. To help you think about your treasured items, Scottish Book Trust is running free writing workshops. In Aberdeen, this will be taking place at Central Library on Saturday 13 July 2013 starting at 2pm. The workshop will be led by writer Des Dillon. To book your place on this workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Scottish Book Trust on 0131 524 0160
Digital Zone - Latest Additions
Remember to visit the Digital Zone for a complete list of online resources.
eMagazines : Why pay, when you can have it for free 24/7 at the touch of a button. Aberdeen City Libraries' eMagazine service offers full digital copies of your favourite magazines for free from your computer, smartphone or tablet.
National Geographic Virtual Library Every page, in full colour, of the magazine from the first issue in 1888.
World Book Encyclopedia is offered in 3 versions; Kids, Student and Advanced. It can also be viewed in French and Spanish versions.
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Aberdeen AB25 1GW
Tel: 01224 652500
Fax 01224 641985
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