Old Aberdeen Library in The Sir Duncan Rice Library

*COVID-19 update

Late last year a new public library service was launched at The Sir Duncan Rice Library as part of a partnership project between Digital & Information Services and Aberdeen City Council.  We look forward to welcoming students and staff to the Old Aberdeen Library when we re-open, but in the meantime Aberdeen City Libraries have a free virtual library full of thousands of eBooks, eAudiobooks, eComics and digital resources that University of Aberdeen staff/students can access remotely from their home computer or mobile device.

Please see below for further information on the online resources available at this time.

If you are not already a member, you can join online now and start using the online services immediately. Sign up for free here.*


Did you know you can access Ancestry from your home using your Old Aberdeen Library membership?
Start exploring your family history now by logging in through the online catalogue




Borrowbox Digital Library

Users will be able to borrow up to 10 eAudiobooks and 10 eBooks at any time, loans will be valid for 21 days. You can also renew up to 3  items and reserve up to 4 items.

If you have not already signed up to BorrowBox, join here





Keep up to date with the latest news from around the world with free access to over 7000 newspapers and magazines from 120 countries with PressReader.







Marvel at the amazing collection of eComics available with RBdigital UK.

Download and read a huge range of titles on your mobile device for free with your Old Aberdeen Library membership here.


Did you know that we have a special eComics collection for younger readers? They can register and sign in to it with RBdigital UK at  - https://www.rbdigital.com/aberdeencitychildren/




Digital Book Group

The Aberdeen Reads Digital Book Group title for June is Sal by Mick Kitson.
Download the eBook or eAudiobook with BorrowBox and join in the discussion in the online Book Group.

eBook - https://campaigns.borrowbox.com/5K6AeAudiobook - https://campaigns.borrowbox.com/5297

Join the Digital Book Group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/687286301749991







We have a sweet little mystery or two for you to solve on eAudiobook with RBdigital UK.
Download and enjoy for free with your Old Aberdeen Library membership.