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.


24 Hour Library Opening


24 hour opening has now begun and the library will be open continuously until 8.00pm on Friday 20th January.

Security staff will be on duty overnight 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 06.00 – Midnight each day and Papa Johns from 11.00 to Midnight (Mon – Fri from Jan 9th). A Flavia drinks machine will be available free of charge from Midnight until 06.00 each night in the Amphitheatre.

The usual rules about eating and drinking in the library still apply though so we would ask that you don’t bring coffee, tea or snacks into the study areas. Bottled water only please! You can pick up a free, reusable RGU Library water bottle at reception 🙂

This year First Aberdeen will be trialling a new U1 Late Night Bus Service which will run from 9th – 20th January! Buses will leave RGU at 01.15, 02.15, 03.15 and 04.15 from Monday to Friday. We’d like to thank both First Bus and our colleagues at RGU:Union for this great initiative will help keep you safe and to get the most out of your extended Library Service.

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

Library Opening Hours over Christmas and the New Year … plus 24/7 coming soon!


Friday 23rd December                    Open 8am – 12noon

Saturday 24th December               Closed          

Sunday 25th December                  Closed          

Monday 26th December                 Closed          

Tuesday 27th December                Closed          

Wednesday 28th December           Open 9am – 5pm          

Thursday 29th December               Open 9am – 5pm

Friday 30th December                    Open 9am – 1pm          

Saturday 31st December                Closed          

Sunday 1st January                        Closed          

Monday 2nd January                      Closed

Tuesday 3rd January                      Closed

          24 HOUR OPENING

Wednesday 4th January until Friday 20th January