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Aberdeen Central Library

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Search and reserve books, films and music

  • Search and reserve using our online Library Catalogue.

Renew a Library Book

  • Login and renew your library books.

Research my family history

  • We have resources available to help trace your family history.


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  • Find addresses, contact details and opening times of your Library.

Join a Library

  • Register as a member at one of our libraries.

Use Internet and computer facilities

  • Find out about our computing facilities: express Internet PCs and free Wi-fi.


Use Library Online Resources

  • Search our online databases, ebooks and Local Studies Archive.

Find Library charges

  • Find details of what we charge for our various services.

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Lending Services

Lending Services

  • We stock a wide range of books, music and film - from the latest fiction bestsellers and blockbusters to world classics, as well as an extensive range of non fiction.
Children's Zone

Children, Young People & Families and Schools

  • Our libraries provide a large selection of books, talking books, and  DVDs for children, young adults, parents and professionals.
Digital Zone

Digital Zone

  • Your Library membership enables you to access, free, a varied range of online resources. 
Information Services

Information Zone

  • Here you will find all the resources of a traditional Reference Library along with newer ones including Europe Direct and Ask A Librarian.
Local Studies

Local Studies

  • Trace an ancestor, search for a specific aspect of Aberdeen history or browse through our selection of fascinating images.
Media Zone

Media Service

  • We provide computing facilities through our bookable Public Access, Express Internet PCs and free Wi-fi service.