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Airyhall Library Closed For Refurbishment

Airyhall Library is currently closed for refurbishment for the next few weeks. 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 every:
Mon 10 – 1; Wed 10 – 1 and Fri 10 – 1

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

Open: Mon & Wed 2-7, Tue & Thu 9-12 & 2-5, Fri 1-5, Sat 10-1

For details of other service points please visit our web pages at or phone 01224 652500.

We will be posting updates of the exciting refurbishment as work progresses!  

World Health Day: Know Your Food Safety

Monday 6 April, 6-7pm at Aberdeen Central Library Copyright free image of apple

 Unsafe food is linked to the deaths of an estimated 2 million people worldwide each year and there are more than 500,000 cases of food poisoning a year in the UK from known pathogens.

Come along to the library and discover how your food is kept safe from farm to plate at this unique event. We have invited an Environmental Health Officer to talk about their varied work with Aberdeen City Council where they keep consumers safe.

It is the perfect opportunity for anyone considering starting up a small food business to learn about the steps that are involved and for consumers to take a glance into a world that is often hidden from view.

Booking essential:

For further information contact

'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 poet and author Sheena Blackhall:

Creative Writing for Adults - Wednesday 8 April, 2 - 3.30pm

Creative Writing for Teens - Wednesday 8 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.

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

Hamish McHaggis Books image If you go down to the library tonight ……

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!

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 it's 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.

Wild Dolphins Commemorative Booklet

Aberdeen City Libraries has published 'A School of Dolphins', a special booklet to A School of Dolphins commemorate the Wild Dolphins School Dolphins Trail which took place across libraries in Aberdeen throughout the summer of 2014.

The trail showcased over 30 miniature dolphin sculptures which were decorated by school children from Aberdeen City and Shire as part of the Wild Dolphins project.

The publication features photographs and descriptions of each sculpture and can be purchased in any library in Aberdeen for 50p.

Find Your Target Market

Business workshop, Wednesday 8 April 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 346511 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. 

One-to-One Business Sessions

 Missed out on attending one of our 'Mint in May' workshops in Central Library? Mint Logo There are still opportunities to find out how much the premium business e-resource Mint UK, accessible free of charge in our Information Centre, can benefit your business. Contact us on 01224 652511 or e-mail to book an individual session with our Business & Enterprise Librarian. 

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