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Migrant Communities Information

The Migrant Communities Information Point is based within the Information Centre on the first floor of the Central Library.

What do we provide?

  • Information on living, working and studying in Scotland, in several European languages
  • Information on how to obtain UK Citizenship including the Official Guide and Practice Test Papers on CD which can be viewed in the Information Centre. We have recently acquired access to the GoCitizen resource (See below).    
  • Guides and Practice Papers for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Books and CDs.
  • Access to the internet for the JobCentre Plus and Skills Development Scotland (replaces Careers Scotland) websites, and for compiling CVs
  • Copies of all current job supplements
  • A fax and photocopying service
  • Access to the Community Contacts Directory

Information on countries within the European Union can also be obtained from the Europe Direct Centre which is located within the Information Centre. For more information go to our  Europe Direct page. 

United Kingdom Citizenship Test

These resources are available in the Central Library and all Branches or, with your library membership number, wherever you go online. Click on your chosen logo and proceed to free registration.. 

Life in Great Britain
Learn, practice and revise for the British Citizenship Test. 

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        Aberdeen City Library's Digital Zone

We offer a range of online resources for adults and children which can be viewed by clicking on the logo above.. Some of these can be accessed remotely by members of the Library. 

Children's Zone

Services for Children and Young People


Young people of any age, from babies to young adults, are welcome to join the Children’s Library.

Facilities available include:

  • Books, talking books, DVDs and videos for children
  • Special events and activities
  • Free computer use for internet access and CD-ROMs
  • Information books to help with homework, hobbies and projects
  • Bookbug,  a national programme aimed at providing free books to all babies and children up to 5 years. Details can be found here Bookbug (formerly Bookstart)
  • Dual language picture books in Polish, Russian, French, Spanish, German, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Gaelic, Bengali, Chinese, Urdu and Japanese.


Related Pages from Information Services


Useful Links: Government   UK Border Agency logo


The UK Border Agency is an executive agency of the Home Office and is responsible for:


  • Visas and Immigration: Information for Visiting,Studying or Working in the UK and on Partners and Families
  • British Citizenship:Eligibility, Applying, Right of Abode etc.
  • Asylum: Claiming, Rights and responsibilities, Help and Advice
  • Customs and Travel: Preparation, Entering the UK, Customs etc.

Click on the logo above to learn more on these and other functionsof the Agency.

Need to obtain or fill in a form? Go to UK Border Agency Form Finder

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs: Coming to wotk in the UK Information and a downloadable (PDF) leaflet in 10 European languages .

Useful Links: Other

GREC Grampian Regional Equality Council "is working with others to ensure that everyone is valued for who they are and is able to contribute with encouragement and without fear of discrimination or unfair treatment"

Visit the Polish Community in Aberdeen Forum / Polacy w Aberdeen - Zapraszamy na forum dyskusyjne.
An online forum for the Polish community in Aberdeen which offers classifieds, discussion, events information and advice.

The Scottish Romanian Society provides information and support for people of Romanian origin in Scotland and the promotion of cultural ties.

SLOVO Russian Education and Support Centre works for the preservation of Russian language and culture amongst the Russian community in Aberdeen and furthering ties in the community. 

Foreigners in UK  Sets out to be a one-stop portal covering all issues of everyday life for foreigners in the UK: news on immigration policies and law, key legislation and helpful guides, news from the various communities in the UK 

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