Christmas and New Year Opening Hours

Tuesday 24th December

08.00 – 12.00

25th & 26th December


Friday 27th & Saturday 28th December

09.00 – 17.00

Sunday 29th December – Friday 3rd January


Saturday 4th & Sunday 5th January

10.00 – 20.00

Library information and links to all your reading lists, electronic resources and referencing guides are available online at but, if you have questions or need help with anything, please email and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November

The Sir Ian Wood Building and the University Library will be closed for the full weekend of Saturday 16th November – Sunday 17th November to allow essential maintenance work to be carried out.

Library Services will operate from the Georgina Scott Sutherland Learning Centre in the Aberdeen Business School Building on both days from 10.00am – 8.00pm.

Library staff will be available to answer your enquiries and all online resources such as e-books, e-journals and databases will be available as usual but we will be unable to offer access to print material over the weekend. However, if you need an item and it is available on the shelves in the library, we will arrange to collect it for you on Monday morning and have it ready for you to pick up later that day.

Full access to IT labs, teaching rooms and catering in ABS will be available and the IT Helpdesk will be open from 11.00am – 3.00pm.

If you have any questions please email or telephone 01224 263450.

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 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.