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Library Lady



Join Library Lady to celebrate 125 years since the Central Library opened on Rosemount Viaduct!


Library Lady was created by Lorna McKay and Meghan Donaldson, Library Assistants in the Lending Department of Aberdeen Central Library. Her first adventure, back in 2013, saw Library Lady ward off the Lending Department's resident ghost in true superhero style. She is the embodiment of the hero inside all library assistants and she saves the day almost as frequently.


Design Library of future

Design a Library of the Future Competition


Library Lady of the Future needs you to create your ideal library for Aberdeen in the 21st Century!

Design the outside of the building, the inside of the building or describe what you think a library of the future would be.

Entries are welcome from individuals or groups in the following age categories:

  • 3 7
  • 8 12
  • 13 18

Prizes will be awarded to an individual and group (including schools) in each age category.

Entries must be your own original work and can be:

  • An illustration up to a maximum size of A3
  • A 3D model with dimensions up to a maximum size of A3
  • A written description no longer than 500 words

Entries can be submitted to any Aberdeen City Library and must be accompanied by the entrant's name, age and full contact details (or their parent/carer if under 16).

The competition will be judged by Mark Chalmers. Mark is a writer and photographer who trained as an architect. He helped to build an oil company HQ, the Falkirk Wheel, and a whisky distillery - and he has been a regular contributor to "Leopard" magazine for the past 12 years.

Future Library closing Terms and conditions:

By submitting an entry to the competition, you agree to allow it to be used as part of the promotion for Aberdeen City Libraries and can be displayed on site and on the library's website and social media channels

Please note that we are unable to return competition entries however once the competition is complete, entries can be collected from Aberdeen Central Library

An independent judge will select the winning designs and the winners will be contacted directly in November.

Judge's decision is final.

The winning entries will be announced during Book Week Scotland (27th November 2nd December) and will be kept for display at Aberdeen City Libraries until March 31st 2018. Following that date, winners may collect their designs from Aberdeen Central Library.

For more information or any question, please get in touch by email at


Commemorative booklets

An issue was created in 2016 to commemorate William Shakespeare and to mark the 400th anniversary of his death.
Download the Library Lady and Shakespeare booklet 
(PDF - 4.46MB)

Library Lady's last adventure celebrates the 125th anniversary of Aberdeen Central Library. 
Download the Library Lady Commemorative Booklet 
(PDF - 1.11MB)

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