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Young People 12plus


Visit your local library for ... 

Books, Graphic Novels, DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks, Wii Games & lots more. Help with homework, hobbies and projects, free internet access and online databases.

Remember you can also borrow books, DVDs and CDs from the adult sections of the library too from the age of 12.

Want to join? Visit any library in Aberdeen with your parent or guardian and ask them to take along proof of identify and join for FREE. If you have an Accord Card you may have library membership on your Accord card already - ask a member of staff to check for you or contact your local library. Find details of opening hours and contact details for Community Libraries and Central Library

Online Resources  Webbrowsing



Visit our Online Resources page where you will find a wide range of resources for both homework and hobbies including;


Know what you want to read?

Once you have joined the library you can get a PIN (Personal Identification Number) so you can reserve or renew books and other items online.
Go to the Library Catalogue and find the item you want to reserve, then click on Reserve and follow the prompts. When the item arrives at the library, you will be notified by telephone or email.


Suggestions for stock  Girlreading

If we do not have the book you are looking for then why not suggest that the book be bought for stock.

You can do this at the library or via the online form Suggest An Item


Recommended Reads for teens

Stuck for something to read? Want to try a different genre to your usual? Then visit our Recommended Reads page and find a new favourite. Read a book you enjoyed? Why not tell us about it and we'll post your review to share with others. Email your review to

Alternatively check out the books shortlisted for Children's Book Awards for inspiration.

All our libraries also stock the Teen Titles Magazine. Below is a review of the magazine by one of our Duke of Edinburgh's Award placements.

Teen Titles is no ordinary magazine. Created by teens for teens, itís the perfect resource to discover a vast and diverse selection of fantastic books. Packed full of genuine reviews on the latest young adult fiction, read and rated exclusively by people your own age, Teen Titles offers readers the unique opportunity to gain an honest and unedited view of the newest teenage fiction and non-fiction. Published three times a year, donít miss this amazing read, which offers not only an intriguing insight into the world of words through exclusive author interviews, but also the awesome opportunity to share your views and publish your very own reviews on your latest read. A wealth of literature lies at your fingertips, so what better way to discover your new favourite read than by immersing yourself in this truly inspiring magazine?

Scottish Teenage Book Prize

The three shortlisted titles for the 2018 Scottish Teenage Book Prize are;

  • Welcome to Nowhere by Elizabeth Laird
  • Children of Icarus by Caighlan Smith
  • The Haunting of Jessop Rise by Danny Weston


Voting deadline - 8 February 2018

Winner announced -28 February 2018


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