I shall possibly not be so kind as others who have reviewed the Sir Duncan Rice Library. Although an amazing piece of architecture, the building is overwhelmingly misplaced in Old Aberdeen, which is loved for its quaint charm. The library looms over other building and has stolen King's College Chapel's iconic status away. There is also one seriously major flaw in the design of this building as a library: it has a massive hole in the middle of it. This means that noise from the cafe disturbs hard-working students on the top floor, and takes precious floor space for the storage of books. The magnificent stature and landscape views of Aberdeen mean that it is a good spot for a photo, but please stay silent when there are students busy studying around you - this is a working library. The best visiting is from June to August because there are fewer students around, although still there.
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