24/7 Library Opening

24 hour library opening begins on Monday 15th April and will continue until 8.00pm on Friday 17th May.

Security staff will be on duty from 10.30pm until 8.00am and the self-service kiosks and returns machine will be available as usual. If you have any questions during these times, please email library@rgu.ac.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

From 10.00pm – 7.00am a complimentary drink station with coffee, tea and hot chocolate will be available near the SIWB reception area. Microwaves and a kettle will also be available in the Refectory.

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 –

First Aberdeen will run overnight services from the library on

Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th April

and the following week on

Tuesday 30th April, Wednesday 1st and Thursday 2nd May

Buses will leave RGU at the following times –

00.30, 01.00, 01.30, 02.00, 02.30, 03.00, 03.30 and 04.00.

This will be a free service and will run between RGU (bus stop outside the Ishbel Gordon Building) and St Machar Drive along the normal 1A route.

For all other bus timetables please see –


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

Lexis Middle East Problems Update

We are sorry to report that we are still experiencing problems accessing Lexis Middle East.

While we continue to work with the company they have given us a temporary username and password that will give access if you go to http://www.lexismiddleeast.com and log in.

Please contact the library if you would like to be sent the temporary username and password.


We will continue to update as we know more.


Lexis Library Access Problems Update

Following our messages last week about the problems accessing Lexis Library News content we wanted to update you with some changes we have made in response to the problem.

1) We have updated our access link to the main Lexis Library site, this means that when you click the news or international content link on Lexis Library you should get access to them.

2) We have added direct links to the new News and International Content sites to our database list.

See the new links here: A-Z database list.

However the changes made by Lexis Library to their website means that many of the direct links to newspapers, journals etc. have now stopped working.  Therefore we will be removing the broken links from LibrarySearch and we will work through getting working links re-added. This will take some time so if you are looking for newspaper or journal content from Lexis Library please go to the main databases (linked above) and search for them there.

We apologise for the problems this is causing and will update you with any further changes.