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Library Membership

Adult membership is from age 16. Children's membership is up to the age of 12. Teenage membership is available for those aged between 12 and 15. A guarantor is required for children and young people up to age 16.

Full membership is only available if you live, work or study within Aberdeen City or Aberdeenshire.
If you do not fall into this category you can become a Digital Member which will give you access to our Online Services, Wifi and access to Library PCs.

If you wish to become a member, you will have to show ID which will have to show either your Name and Signature, Name and Address or Name and Photograph eg driving licence, passport, bank card, utility bill etc.

You are responsible for your library card and all items on it. Cards are not transferable and charges will be incurred for late return, loss or damage to library material.

Lending stock can be returned to any of the City's Libraries.

Access to PC facilities is included and a booking system is in operation at the Central Library and all local libraries. There is also a Free Wifi Service available in the Central Library and all Community Libraries.

The Library Service is provided free of charge except:

  • Multimedia Services (ie CDs, DVDs)
  • Reservations
  • Fax Transmission
  • Inter-Library Loans
  • Business reports
  • Printouts & photocopying 

Click  Online Membership Form to register if you are over 16 years of age.

Opening times

Central Library and Community Library Opening Hours

Community Libraries in Aberdeen Contact:

Community Libraries in Aberdeen