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Adult Book Groups

Aberdeen City Libraries supports many book groups across the city, both independent groups and those which meet in libraries.

If you are interested in reading and sharing your thoughts with likeminded people, why not join a book group? There are number which meet in libraries and community venues across the city. Alternatively we can also provide advice and support to people who would like to set up their own group.

Looking for a book group?

Simply find one at a time and location that suits and come along to the next meeting. All welcome.

  • ABZ Reading Group @ Inchgarth Community Centre, Aboyne Road, Garthdee  meets second Wednesday of every month from 7.30pm to 9pm
  • Bridge of Don Book Group @ Bridge of Don Library, Scotstown Road         meets first Wednesday of every month at 5.45pm
  • Bucksburn Book Group @ Bucksburn Library, Kepplehills Road                    meets third Tuesday of every month at 2pm
  • Central Library Book Group @ Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct             meets last Saturday of every month at 2.15pm (except December) - This group is currently fully subscribed. Please contact staff for more details.
  • Cornhill Book Group @ Cornhill Library, Cornhill Drive                                   meets first Tuesday of every month at 2pm
  • Culter Book Group @ Culter Library, North Deeside Road                             meets last Monday of every month at 5.30pm
  • Dyce Book Group @ Dyce Library, Riverview Drive                                           meets last Wednesday of every month at 5.45pm
  • Ferryhill Book Group @ Ferryhill Community Centre, Albury Road                    meets second Monday of every month at 7.30pm
  • Midstocket Book Group @ Community Association rooms in Mile End Nursery building meets third Thursday of the month from 1pm to 3pm
  • Rosemount Book Group @ Rosemount Community Centre, Belgrave Terrace meets last Wednesday of every month from 7pm to 9pm


Can I set up my own group?

Yes! If you would like to set up your own book group, Aberdeen City Libraries supports book groups which meet in Aberdeen City. Book Group membership allows groups to borrow multiple copies of a title for free.

What we offer

Access to a dedicated Book Group Collection of approximately 100 titles containing 12 copies of each title. Our dedicated Book Group Collection is regularly reviewed and updated with input from book group members. The full list is available to view

Book Group sets are sent to an Aberdeen City library of the group's choosing at no cost and with no charge for late fees. Groups may also request and borrow multiple copies of a title from the general library collection and can include copies in alternative formats. (subject to availability).

We also keep our book group members regularly updated with news and information about upcoming events in Aberdeen City Libraries. In addition we also offer help and support to new groups just getting started.

Getting started

Groups wishing to use our Book Group service are asked to complete a Book Group Agreement available from the Reader Development Librarian and provide the following information:

  • A named contact who will be the main liaison between the group and the library service.
  • Number of people in the group
  • Where, when and how often the group will meet
  •  If the group wishes to be added to our list of publically promoted groups 
  • An Aberdeen City library of the groupís choosing to act as the collection point for sets  

If you would like to use the Book Group service please contact the Reader Development Librarian for more information. Call 01224 652500 or email


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