This Christmas, you can give a gift that will last a lifetime. You can give the gift of knowledge to a student.

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For centuries the Library has been the heart and soul of the University of Aberdeen. For you, it might hold lots of fond memories - uncovering new ideas, researching theories, and of course, late nights studying.

But for students today, it’s a different experience. The rules and restrictions put in place due to Covid-19 have not only left many unable to visit to the Library, but also unable to access the books they need to complete their studies.

An overwhelming number of students are now accessing the books and journals on their reading lists through our digital library. But very high prices mean that students can’t choose from a full range of e-books and other publications. Restrictions on the use of these books can also mean that many students are unable to access the most popular titles when they need to. We simply can’t cover the cost of all the digital copies and licences needed.

But this Christmas, you can give a gift that will last a lifetime. You can give the gift of knowledge to a student.

By donating to the Digital Library Christmas Appeal you can help provide a student with access to the e-books they need for their studies.

The Library has been supporting students with online access to the resources they need to complete their studies. During this term alone, hundreds of new e-books have been accessed thousands of times by students across 250 different courses. Simon Bains, University Librarian and Head of Library Services notes that: "The Covid-19 pandemic is not stopping knowledge discovery and the pursuit of learning; but our resources are limited, and many students can’t access the titles they require. We would love to be able to purchase e-books directly in response to student requests, so that no student misses out on their required reading, but we can only do that with your kind support."

 "Especially in light of Covid-19, I have found the Library's digital sources absolutely invaluable. I have been able to access course texts and research materials while studying remotely. As a result, I feel fully equipped to tackle my courses without worrying about where to find resources." - Jordan, 2nd year Divinity student  

Your gift to the Digital Library Christmas Appeal would make the world of difference to a student like Jordan and her studies. It would allow more students than ever to access books and knowledge from a safe environment. The average cost of an e-book is £150, but your gift of any size would help to expand the current collection and ensure that Covid-19 doesn’t impact further on learning.

This Christmas you can make a difference by giving the gift of knowledge that will last a lifetime.

TO DONATE PLEASE CLICK HERE

Thank you.