The Sir Duncan Rice Library

The Sir Duncan Rice Library
The Sir Duncan Rice Library
Geo Coordinates: 57.165445, -2.105843

The Sir Duncan Rice Library is located off Bedford Road and was named in honour of the University’s former Principal. It was formally opened by HM The Queen in September 2012. Designed by Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen, the £57 million award-winning building is an iconic architectural landmark of North East Scotland.

Its eight floors house the largest of the University's modern collections including Arts, Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences, while historic collections of rare books, manuscripts and archives are in the Special Collections Centre located in the building's basement.

The Library's construction also saw the creation of a large plaza flanked by the Meston and Fraser Noble buildings and containing multiple artworks and sculptures.

The IT Service Desk for all student and staff support can be found on the first floor.

Disability Information

The AccessAble service provides a pan-disability access guide to this building.