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Airyhall Library and Home Service Phones

We are currently experiencing technical issues with the Airyhall Library and Home Service phoneline.  Please contact by e-mailing or phone the Central Library on 01224 652500 if you need to get in touch. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Breathing Space Day 2015

Breathing Space is Scotland's national phone service for anyone feeling low, anxious or stressed. Breathing Space

Breathing Space Day is an annual awareness-raising day which takes place on 1st February and encourages Scots to take some time out to look after their mental wellbeing.  The theme of this year's Breathing Space Day is 'Stay Connected', promoting the benefits of keeping in touch with friends, family and loved ones.

In the run up to Breathing Space Day we will be welcoming health worker David Alexander to the Central Library to talk about the service and the importance of opening up when you feel down.  The events will be held on Monday 26 January and Friday 30 January at 12pm in the Central Library.  The free talks are open to all and booking is not necessary.

For more information on the events contact

If you require emotional support, phone Breathing Space on 0800 83 85 87 or visit

Northfield Library Temporary Closure

Northfield library will be closed for two weeks from Monday 19 January 2015 for  essential repairs. Books and other items can be returned  to any City Library. Aberdeen City Council crest

Your nearest library is:

Mastrick Library
Greenfern Road
Aberdeen AB16 6TR
Tel. 01224 788558

Opening Hours:

Mon 10-7; Tue 10-5; Wed 10-7; Thu 10-5; Fri 10-5; Sat 10-1, 2-5

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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.

Intellectual Property Advice Clinics

Monthly, next clinic Wednesday 18 February at the Central Library

 In partnership with local patent attorneys, Aberdeen City Libraries will hold free advice PATLIB Logo clinics offering one-to-one consultations with a registered patent attorney and a chance to discuss any ideas you may have for new products or brands. 

The sessions are completely confidential and all attorneys are members of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys.  The next clinics will take place on Wednesday 18 February and are held monthly.  Booking is essential.  Phone 01224 652511 or Email for more information or to book a session. 

Find Your Target Market

Business workshop, Wednesday 4 February 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.

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. 

Scottish Children's Book Awards

October 2014 - February 2015

The Scottish Children's Book Awards are voted for entirely by children and young people across Scotland and are the largest of their kind in Scotland. The Awards have grown year on year; with over 38,000 children from all of Scotland's 32 local authorities voting for their favourite book in 2013

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Bookbug Readers (3-7 years):

  • Robot rumpus by Sean Taylor
  • Princess Penelope and the runaway kitten by Alison Murray
  • Lost for words by Natalie Russell
  • These books will be in the Bookbug Primary 1 Family Pack which is gifted to every child in Primary 1 during Book Week Scotland in November.

Younger Readers (8-11 years):

  • Precious and the mystery of the missing lion by Alexander McCall Smith
  • Attack of the giant robot chickens by Alex McCall
  • Pyrate's boy by E.B Colin

Older Readers (12-16 years):

  • Mosi's war by Cathy Macphail
  • Dark spell by Gill Arbuthnott
  • the wall by William Sutcliffe

All these titles will be available in Aberdeen City Libraries - the titles in the 8-11 and 12 -16 categories are also available to borrow in e-book format. You'll be able to vote for the one you think is the best in your local library - so get reading!

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