Central Library

Customer Service Update - Coronavirus COVID-19

In response to the latest government advice on the coronavirus, Central Library will open for limited browsing and computer access from Monday 31 August. Opening Hourse are 10am - 1pm (Monday - Saturday) and 2pm - 5pm (Monday - Friday) with the exception of the Media Centre that will open 10am-5pm (Monday - Friday) and 10am - 1pm (Saturday only). Central Lending Library and Children's Library will also offer an hour for vulnerable patrons from 9am - 10am on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

PC access must be booked in advance. Book online or call 01224 652500.

The Click and Collect service will continue to operate with appointments available from 10am - 12.45pm (Monday - Saturday) and 2pm - 4.45pm (Monday - Friday).

Book a Click and Collect appointment via our online portal.

Please note that the Information Centre remains closed at this time.

For those unable to visit the library we have a large collection of resources available to download or access via your computer or mobile device including eBooks and eAudiobooks via Borrowbox, newspapers and magazines via Press Reader and various online learning and information resources.

The Council will continue to monitor and review the situation, taking account of the evolving government guidance. Updates on re-openings will be announced when known.


The Central Library is the headquarters for library services within Aberdeen City.

The building is also home to the Adult Lending Library, the Media Centre, the Information Centre and the Central Children's Library.

Information Service

The Information Service is located within the Information Centre on the upper floor of the Central Library.

Central Library Information Centre


All Information Service books and pamphlets added to stock after 1993 can be found on the Library Catalogue. (Please ask staff to check for items acquired prior to 1993).

Newspapers, journals and magazines

We have a collection of current journals covering a broad range of topics including science, engineering, management, Scottish and general interest.

Fax facilities

Send within the UK and Europe - £1.20 for 1st page then 60p per page thereafter.

Send elsewhere - £2.10 for 1st page then £1.20 per page thereafter.

Receive (from anywhere) - £1.20 for 1st 30p per page thereafter


Photocopying of materials held within the Information Service will be done by staff of behalf of customers. The provisions of copyright law will be strictly observed.

Computing facilities 

There are PCs available for use. There is also free public wifi available in the building.

Local Studies service

We share the Information Centre with our colleagues in the Local Studies service. Visit and explore the Local Studies page to learn more about local and family history.

Reserve stock

When staffing is reduced it it may not always be possible to retrieve items from our reserve stock areas. Periods which be be affected are from 12pm - 2pm and the evenings of Monday and Wednesday from 5.30pm - 8pm.

We're sorry for any inconvenience this causes. If possible, please contact us using the details below to request this material before you visit. 


Central Library
Rosemount Viaduct
AB25 1GW

See the location map

Disabled access is via the ramp at the east side of the building.

01224 652500


Opening Hours

10.00am - 1.00pm (Monday - Saturday)

2.00pm - 5.00pm (Monday - Friday)


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