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Address: Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GW, Scotland
Phone Number: 44 1224 652500
Description: 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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The central library, Aberdeen

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2014
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
35 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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London
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143 reviews 143 reviews
33 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
37 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Aberdeen
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20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Went to the library to check out some local references. Staff very ehlpful and made every effort to source relevant materials.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
46 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Who doesn't like free books? The library has a very rich selection, catering not only different fields, but also languages. And sometimes they sell some of the books at very low prices which makes it even better.

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