24/7 Library Opening





24 hour opening has now begun and the library will be open continuously until 8.00pm on Friday 19th January.

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 library@rgu.ac.uk and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Costa will be open from 6.00am until midnight during this period. Outside these hours a Flavia tea and coffee machine will be available at a cost of 50p near reception in the Sir Ian Wood Building.

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 be running an overnight bus service from Monday 8th January. Buses will depart from outside the Health & Social Care building at 01.15, 02.15, 03.15 and 04.15. (Please note that this is a free service which will be reviewed following the first week of provision and will continue only if viable. The service will not  run at weekends).

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

Library Opening Times – Saturday 16th December

The Sir Ian Wood Building will be closed to all staff and students on the morning of Saturday 16th December in order to complete essential  electrical testing.

The Library will therefore be open from 12 Noon until 8pm on Saturday.

If you have a question for us before then please email library@rgu.ac.uk and we will reply as soon as possible.

The IT Helpdesk which is normally based in the SIWB library will be available as follows:

11:00am to 12 Noon –  telephone and email queries (01224 262777 or ithelpdesk@rgu.ac.uk)

  • 12 Noon to 2:00pm – available in SIWB Library

Christmas, New Year & 24/7 Opening Hours


The Library’s Festive Opening Hours will be –

Saturday 23rd until Tuesday 26th December   CLOSED

Wednesday 27th December 09.00 – 17.00

Thursday 28th December     09.00 – 17.00

Friday 29th December           09.00 – 13.00

Saturday 30th December until Tuesday 2nd January CLOSED

Our 24/7 Opening dates will be –

Wednesday 3rd January – Friday 19th January 2018




Out of Hours Chat Service


We are pleased to announce the launch of a new chat service which will operate when the library is closed. Partner librarians from universities overseas will now be available ‘out of hours’ to chat online and answer your queries.

So, whether you’re a distance learning student based in a different time zone or a night owl who likes to stay up late, you can simply click on the Contact Us link on the library web pages to chat online with a librarian when it suits you best.

During normal opening hours RGU library staff will still be here to help as usual – you can contact us at library@rgu.ac.uk, phone 01224 263450 or we look forward to seeing you at our regular classes and drop-in sessions

We hope you’ll find this this new service useful and would welcome your feedback.