Downtime for some eBooks this weekend

One of our eBook providers is doing some maintenance work on the platform this weekend and during this time all eBooks from EBL will be unaccessible.

Down times around the world provided are:

United States (EDT): Saturday, 21 April, 10:00 p.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 3:00 a.m.

United Kingdom (GMT): Sunday, 22 April, 3:00 a.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 8:00 a.m.

Australia (AEDT): Sunday, 22 April, 12:00 p.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 5:00 p.m.

Tokyo (JST): Sunday, 22 April, 11:00 a.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 4:00 p.m.

China (CST): Sunday, 22 April, 10:00 a.m. through Sunday, 22 April, 3:00 p.m.

Click to see what time this maintenance window will occur in your region

We apologise for any incovenience this may cause.

Web of Science: possible downtime this weekend and new features

We have been informed that the database Web of Science is going through some scheduled maintenance this weekend and during this time access may be intermittent.

This maintenance will take place: Saturday 21 April 1.00pm BST to Sunday 22 April 1.00am BST.

Web of Science apologise for the incovenience this may cause.

While this work is being done there will be an upgrade to Web of Science.  For a summary of the new features please view the Web of Science New Features – April 2018 video at

“Seriously useful”


… just one of the comments from students who attended one of our classes on search skills, Harvard referencing or RefWorks or a drop in session this semester.

Our classes finish tomorrow, but we will still be offering drop in sessions in the coming months.

So if you are on campus, need help with referencing, can’t find journal articles on a topic or just want to know more about searching any of our databases, please come along to a drop in session … we hope you will also find it “seriously useful”.

Not on campus?  Our guides may help you get started but please feel free to email or telephone us with any questions.

We look forward to helping you.

24/7 Library Opening


24 hour opening has now begun and the library will be open continuously until 8.00pm on Friday 18th May.

Security staff will be on duty from 10.30pm until 08.00am and the self-service kiosks and returns machine will be available as usual. If you have any questions during these times, please email and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Costa will be open from  8am – 12 midnight Monday to Friday and 9.00am – 12 midnight Saturday and Sunday. Papa Johns will be open from 11.00am – 11.00pm Monday to Friday.

Vending machines are available on Level 2a (to the left when exiting the lift).

The usual rules about eating and drinking in the library still apply so we would ask that you don’t bring coffee, tea or snacks into the study areas. Bottled water only please! Free reusable RGU Library water bottles are available from reception.

Please stay safe and make travel plans accordingly. Information on bus services will be posted as soon as we have an update from First Aberdeen.

We hope you find these extra opening hours useful and look forward to hearing your feedback.