Sir Duncan Rice Library

The Sir Duncan Rice Library is one of the largest and best equipped in the UK, offering excellent learning resources to support your studies. Designed by Danish architects Schmidt Hammer Lassen, the £57 million building is an iconic architectural landmark of North East Scotland.

The Library boasts a selection of facilities, including:

  • Galleries on the Ground Floor for exhibitions and displays
  • The UK’s first Thomson Reuters Eikon Trading Room
  • Events Areas for school visits, lectures and presentations
  • A variety of technology specific rooms including a Microform Room, Multimedia Room, Music Resources Room, Teaching Resources Collections and Assistive Technology Booths, among others

There are also more informal areas including The Hardback Café on the Ground Floor, and the ‘Break-out’ Room on Floor 7, where students can enjoy panoramic views of the city while reading, working on a laptop, or engaging in quiet conversation.

The Library is home to over 1,200 study spaces: from traditional silent study rooms to interactive areas for collaborative projects.
As any good library should, this facility also holds relevant books and journals which appear on your reading lists which are available for reference or overnight loan through our Heavy Demand service. It is also possible to borrow from other libraries through our inter-library loans service.