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Young People 12plus


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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.

Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017

The Scottish Teenage Book Prize is a new award run by the Scottish Book Trust replacing the Scottish Children's Book Award 's Older Readers Category 12-16. As previously the award is voted for entirely by young people from across Scotland.

The three shortlisted titles for the 2017 Prize were;

  • The Last Soldier by Keith Gray
  • Silver Skin by Joan Lennon
  • Black Cairn Point by Claire McFall


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The winner was announced on the 1 March 2017 as Claire McFall's Black Cairn Point.

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.

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

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


Back to the Children and Young People home page for contact details and more information.