Aberdeen City Libraries has opened the following libraries for limited browsing and computer access:
The opening hours are 10am - 1pm (Monday - Saturday) and 2pm - 5pm (Monday - Friday). Central and Children's Library will open for an hour for vulnerable patrons from 9am - 10am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Please note that access to the Central Library for research purposes is available from Monday 14 September by appointment only.
Alongside the reintroduction of limited browsing, computer access and research appointments, we will continue to provide our Click and Collect service, Home Library Service and maintain full access to our wide range of digital online resources including eBooks and eNewspapers.
For computer access, to ensure physical distancing there will be fewer PCs available at each site, so sessions will be limited to 50 minutes and must be booked in advance online or by phone.
We appreciate that many people are looking forward to visiting their local library however we will not be reintroducing a full service until we are confident that we can do so safely. Updates on the next steps towards reopening will be available on this page and our social media channels.
Currently we have seven libraries open across the city including Central, Airyhall, Bridge of Don, Cove, Dyce, Mastrick and Tillydrone. These were selected on their geographic location and ability to meet the strict guidelines for public and staff safety.
Once the Scottish Government has approved the move into Phase 4 of exiting Lockdown, we will layout our roadmap for the reinstatement of services for the rest of 2020 and moving into 2021. As you will appreciate, reinstatement of services require significant resources to prepare and make libraries safe for both staff and the general public. The gradual reopening of the remaining libraries will depend on the resources available to operate safely and it is likely that priority will be given to areas of the city who are not currently within easy access of a library.
There are currently no fines on items so please hold onto your books until you are ready to use the click and collect service or until libraries re-open.
If you have any questions which are not answered here, please email CentralLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk or call 01224 652500.