Local Studies

Aberdeen Local Studies provide information and help with research on all aspects of the city and the surrounding area from the earliest period of history to the present day.

Join us to discover your family history, enjoy friendly learning opportunities, build the history of your local area, explore lots of online resources and use all our facilities and services.

We look forward to welcoming you to Aberdeen Local Studies and assisting with your research. Contacting us before visiting is recommended. This will allow us to provide the best assistance. Additionally, please get in touch if you have any questions or would like further information about our service.

Please see the link below to download our Local Studies leaflet.


How to find us

Local Studies is located within the Information Centre at the Central Library and can be accessed during the library's normal opening hours. It is fully accessible to disabled visitors via the lift and ramped entrance.

The Central Library is located on Rosemount Viaduct, at the end of Union Terrace, adjacent to St Mark's Church and His Majesty's Theatre. It is approximately 10-15 minutes' walk from the railway station. Car parking facilities are available at the rear of the building at the Denburn Car Park, Skene Street. Charges apply.

See the location map.


Contact Details

Local Studies

Central Library
Rosemount Viaduct
AB25 1GW

Tel: 01224 652543
Fax: 01224 624118
Email: LocalStudies@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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