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Address: Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GW, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 1224 652500
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Established in 1892, this historic institution still serves as the primary...

Established in 1892, this historic institution still serves as the primary library in town.

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This is a great City Library trying to do it's best with an old building and a spendthrift Council. They have updated their offerings and have a strong physical and on-line... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Aberdeen, scotland
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Aberdeen, scotland
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a great City Library trying to do it's best with an old building and a spendthrift Council. They have updated their offerings and have a strong physical and on-line presence. They could do so much more if they had a new build library fit fro the 21st century. Some of the desk staff could do with some customer... More 

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Thank oilman108
Orlando, Florida
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84 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It's a functional library, quite elegant on the outside but it's not much of a tourist destination. There's a good range of books, friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. It's an ideal place to study, browse books or just relax and read. I would say it would be nice to have somewhere more comfortable to sit. There are a few... More 

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Thank Cora_the_conqueror
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The central library is very functional. Everyone is welcome here and the staff are very professional in their dealing with the diversity of their various users. They have some really cool facilities such as free internet access,(2 hours per day), free scanning facilities and printing(Only 20p per copy for a4 or a3 print out!) On mondays and wednesdays, they are... More 

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1 Thank pete i
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I love libraries, and have been coming here for nearly 50 years. It has a good selection of books, magazines, cds, dvds etc. The reading room is generally peaceful and I can spend hours there leafing through newspapers and magazines. Recently they installed automatic machines for borrowing and returning books, but frankly they can take longer than the old way... More 

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1 Thank Alastair N
London
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141 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

This is a good, well-stocked library with some great facilities. The staff are helpful and there is a good range of books as well as journals and research materials. Next door the media and adult learning sections have lots of dvds, a cafe and an internet cafe. There is also a good working area where you can sit at a... More 

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Thank Choccy90
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Huge selection of books, books for everyone. there are a number of different sections e.g. teen sections and adult sections are in separate buildings. it is very quite and so a nice place to work

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Thank Lanarkgal
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2013

Regardless of the question,willing staff ,always willing to help. Excellent choice of books,media material and again willing to obtain from other branches or inter-library loan. Please use our libraries ,they are too good to lose !

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Thank WileyCoyote2
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Well presented, plenty of choices - nice that a library is so well kept and obviously well used. Helpful and friendly staff

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Thank costa_m187055
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Very informative and helpful. Beautiful reading room to sit.They are also very child friendly although I had none with me at the time. But saw they way in which they worked.

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Thank Jacqui I
Aberdeen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Very helpful and knowledgeable staff in the upper floor reference dept. who can assist with anything to do with publications now and from a considerable period back in the past

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