Central Library

Customer Service Update - Coronavirus COVID-19

In line with the current Scottish Government's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Strategic Framework Update, Central Library will reopen for limited browsing and borrowing, computer access and research appointments from Monday 26 April.

Opening hours are 9am - 1pm (Monday - Saturday) and 2pm - 5pm (Monday - Friday).

For computer access, to ensure physical distancing there will be fewer PCs available at each site, sessions will be limited to 1 hour and must be booked in advance online or by phone on 01224 652500.

Please note that access to the Central Library for research purposes is available by appointment only.

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 further 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.

The following services and resources are currently available:

  • Books (including large print and audio books)
  • Free Wi-Fi and PC access
  • Printing facilities
  • Free access to Online Resources including: eBooks, eMagazines, family history resources and much more
  • Reference and community information
  • Electoral Roll
  • Which? magazines and online access
  • Home Library Service
  • Residents Discount Scheme Applications
  • Bioliners/Food Waste Bags
  • Disabled access



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

9.00am - 1pm (Monday - Saturday)

2.00pm - 5pm (Monday - Friday)

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