Young people 12 and over

Visit your local library for... 

Books, graphic novels, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, Wii Games and lots more. Get help with homework, hobbies and projects with 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. Get details of opening hours using Find your local library.

Online resources

Visit our online resources page where you will find a wide range of resources for both homework and hobbies including;

Health & Wellbeing

If you are worried about your own mental health or the mental health of others, there are a number of helpful websites full of really useful information to reassure and inform.  Please chat to a trusted adult if you have concerns.

NHS Grampian CAHMS
Young Minds
Young Scot

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 Online 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 email.

Suggestions for stock 

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 you can suggest an item online.

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

Aberdeen Reads Challenge 2023

We're preparing for Aberdeen Reads 2023. This year Library Bear goes cosmic and we need YOU ( if you're aged 4-15)  to design a space themed banner which will be used on posters and leaflets to promote the Challenge. Designs should be on A4 paper and include your name, age and contact details. Hand your entry in to any library or email to by 08 April 2023

More information is here 

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