Library information

Please check the individual library pages for opening hours.

Study Spaces are available at Central Library Information Centre and selected Community Libraries.

We continue to provide our Click and Collect service, Home Library Service and maintain full access to our wide range of digital online resources including eBooks and eNewspapers.

PCs access is limited to 1 hour and must be booked in advance online or by phone.

The media catalogues (DVD, Blu Ray and CD) are now available to browse and borrow in person and online.

If you have any questions which are not answered here, please email or call 01224 652500.





Information on delivery of the library service following the closure of six Aberdeen City Libraries in March 2023.

Following a decision at the full Council budget meeting on March 1, Cornhill, Cults, Ferryhill, Kaimhill, Northfield and Woodside libraries closed on 31 March 2023. Items issued from these sites from Saturday 4 March will have a period of grace until the 12 May in which to return books to other library sites.

Please speak with staff at your nearest library if you have any questions about continuing to access library services.

We have 10 community branch libraries located across the city:

Airyhall, Bridge of Don, Bucksburn, Cove, Culter, Dyce, Kincorth, Mastrick, Tillydrone, Torry.

Central Library is located on Rosemount Viaduct and is home to the Adult Lending, Children's, Information Centre and Media departments.

Library members can also access our online resources including eBooks, eMagazine and Newspapers.

Work is being undertaken alongside community partners to relocate Book Groups, understand the needs and make adjustments for Home Library Service, as well as considering how Bookbug and other children’s literacy initiatives can be delivered in areas where libraries are closing. The aim of this work is to sustain relationships with library users where possible, supporting and encouraging them to access their nearest library.

The book stock of libraries that have closed are part of the library catalogue for the whole city and any surplus books being offered to schools, school libraries and other education partners.

There are currently no plans for new pop-up libraries or library hubs within school or community centres, other than the work currently in progress for Torry and Dyce Library. Under the Community Campus model, the Torry School and Community Hub will see Torry Library move from Victoria Road to the new site at Tullos Circle, due to open Autumn 2023. Dyce Library is temporarily housed in Dyce Community Centre while construction is underway on a new facility in the former police station on Gordon Terrace, due to open Summer 2023.

If you have an item reserved for collection from one of the affected libraries, staff will be in touch to arrange an alternate pick up location.

Items issued from these sites from Saturday 4 March will have a period of grace until Friday 12 May in which to return items to other library sites.

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