Library returns point on Garthdee Campus

The Library team are pleased to announce that there’s now a return point available on the Garthdee Campus for Library items. The box is located just outside the main entrance to the Sir Ian Wood Building and will be available 10am-4:30pm Monday-Friday. The box can be used to return any RGU Library items.

Library staff still aren’t working on campus so whilst the returns box will be checked regularly, it won’t be emptied daily. If the box is full please alert us by email at We will arrange to empty the box and contact you to advise when it is available for use. Please do not leave items lying beside the box if it is full. The box is outside the building so it is neither secure or weatherproof to leave items beside it.

Our Res Life colleagues are still accepting Library returns at both the Crathie and Woolmanhill residences. See our earlier blogpost for full details.

Items can also be returned via post. Please address items to University Library, Sir Ian Wood Building, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ. Please note that we will be unable to reimburse any postage costs.

For any enquiries about returns, or any other Library matter, please contact us by email. We may not be on campus but many Library services continue as normal and we’re happy to help!

Covid 19 update – Loan dates extended – Returning books

Good news! We have renewed all loan items until 5th October so you still don’t need to worry about returning library items while the University Campus is closed.

However, if you are leaving Aberdeen and need to return items and it is convenient and safe for you to do so, there are two methods that can be used.

  1. Two drop-off points have been set up at the RGU student residences at Crathie and Woolmanhill. Please see our previous blogpost for more details of how this works. Any items returned to the residences will be kept there until the Library reopens so they will not be discharged from your account until then.

We are unable to provide a drop-off point on the Garthdee campus but Crathie Student Village at 515-519 Holburn Street is quite nearby. Click on the link for a Google map with directions from the Library to the residence.

  1. Items can also be returned by post as mail services are still running to the Garthdee campus. The Library team check for mail on a weekly basis so these items will be discharged from your Library account. Packages should be addressed to University Library, Sir Ian Wood Building, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, AB10 7GJ. We recommend that you ask for a receipt of postage and retain it until you receive an email receipt of return. Please note that we cannot reimburse postage costs.

Don’t forget that, although the physical library may be closed, staff are still available to answer your enquiries and to help with referencing, research skills or RefWorks- just email us at

All of the Library online resources continue to be available as normal. You can access millions of resources via LibrarySearch or the databases that the Library subscribes to.

You will find more information at

Temporary access to additional resources – AccessPhysiotherapy

The library is pleased to announce that we now have temporary free access to AccessPhysiotherapy until the end of July.

This resource includes a range of material including eBooks, videos, cases and other study tools on topics relating to physiotherapy such as anatomy, biomechanics/kinesiology, exercise physiology, movement disorders, neuro/physical rehabilitation, neuroanatomy, orthopedics, therapeutic modalities, and more.

You can access it and lots of other resources here: Temporary access to additional online resources.

Temporary access to additional resources update

The library is pleased to announce that the following two resources have had their temporary free access extended until the end of June:

      • Bloomsbury databases
      • Cambridge Core eBooks

You can access these and lots more here: Temporary access to additional online resources.

However we are afraid that access to three temporary resources has now ended, these are:

      • British Archives Online
      • EBSCO Harvard Business Review Press Collection (eBooks)
      • Oxford Law Trove

If you have any feedback you’d like to share about these resources please email

Temporary access to additional resources spotlight: EBSCO Harvard Business Review Press Collection

One of the major resources which we have been given temporary free online access to response to the Covid-19 outbreak is the EBSCO Harvard Business Review Press Collection. It includes titles from HBR Press and covers topics such as: communication, decision-making, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, leadership, marketing, personnel management, strategic planning and more.

This resource will only be available until the 31st May 2020 so we wanted to highlight it so you all have chance to access the database and investigate what is on offer.

To access the EBSCO Harvard Business Review Press Collection go to this web page: Temporary access to additional online resources.