Aberdeen City Libraries - Service Delivery Update

In response to the latest government advice on the coronavirus, Aberdeen City Libraries has taken the difficult decision to close all our libraries as of 5pm on Friday 20 March.

The wellbeing of our visitors and staff is our number one priority and this decision has been taken to prevent further spread of the virus; protect employee and public health; and to ensure we can continue to deliver public services, especially to those who need us most.

As a result, we are implementing changes to the way we currently deliver our public library service and below is information on how those changes will affect our library users.

The situation is constantly evolving and we will be updating this page with more information as and when we have it, in accordance with the latest government advice.

If you have any questions which are not answered here, please email CentralLibrary@aberdeencity.gov.uk

Information on the changes to Aberdeen City Libraries services:

No. We will be waiving all charges and fines accrued from Wednesday 18th March for any items that are unable to be returned or renewed.

We are looking into extending the loan length of items and increasing the number of renewals from two to four per item.

We are currently working on a process to ensure that library users can obtain reserved items.  We will update this as soon as we finalise this process.  

Yes, you can join Aberdeen City Libraries by visiting our website. You will be given a temporary membership number (valid for 90 days) and a 4 digit PIN that can be used instantly to access our online catalogue and online resources such as BorrowBox (eBooks & eAudiobooks) and Pressreader (newspapers and magazines).

As a member of Aberdeen City Libraries, you can usually borrow 15 items from books, talking books and compact discs, 4 DVDs or Blu Rays and 2 box sets, 2 language courses and 15 e-books and 15 e-audiobooks (charges may apply to DVDs, Blu Rays and language courses).

We are now relaxing loan limits for the foreseeable future allowing members to borrow extra items from our physical and online catalogues.

Due to the libraries currently being closed we have suspended our reservations on physical stock.

You can access our online resources which include thousands of eBooks and eAudiobooks.


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