On 14 & 17 January 2020 between 10:30 and 12:30 Aberdeen City Library staff will be based on the Ground Floor of The Sir Duncan Rice Library to assist with any queries in relation to the Old Aberdeen Library project.
Staff will be able to sign up users up for membership and advise on the different services that members of City Libraries have access to.
For more information see our page:
Lexis Library’s News and International Materials collections have been moved to a new platform. Unfortunately at the moment we are unable to access this content. If you require a specific document held in either of these collections, please email the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include details of the item(s) you require and your contact details.
The Library is in contact with Lexis Library and we hope to regain access to this content soon. Please note that all other collections within Lexis Library are unaffected.
1) List of books on Westlaw UK
To access books on the legal database Westlaw, go to the Library home page at www.abdn.ac.uk/library/ and type ‘Westlaw UK’ into the Search Our Collections box. Follow the link to Westlaw UK from the results screen on Primo and you will be prompted to log in with your University computer username and password through the Shibboleth authentication route.
There are 8 different tabs on the Westlaw UK website; go to Books. Westlaw will present you with a list of text books that we have access to in full text. Significant titles in the collection include:
- Anton’s Private International Law 3rd edn.
- Archbold Criminal Pleading Evidence and Practice 2018 edn.
- Davidson: Arbitration 2nd edn.
- Macphail’s Sheriff Court Practice 3rd edn.
- Palmer’s Company Law
- Redfern & Hunter: Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration 6th edn.
- Renton and Brown Criminal Procedure 6th edn.
- The Law of Contract in Scotland 3rd edn.
Click on a title and you will be given the choice to use the Free Text search box to a keyword search within the book, or to browse its contents through Mainwork.
2) If you come across an e-book while searching Primo…
Often a book can be available in different editions and different formats. These books are identified in Primo with the notation ‘multiple versions found’.
To understand this option, try the following search:
- Go to Primo and enter the following keywords into the search box under the Books+ tab:
law contract Scotland McBryde
- Primo will find 2 records containing those words. The record for: The Law of Contract in Scotland by William McBryde appears to include multiple versions.
- Open the View 4 versions link.
- The results are ranked chronologically with the newest edition at the top.
- Underneath the top entry you will see the words: Online Access. This means that the book is available electronically. To access and read it, click on either the View Online tab or the book title. You may be asked to log in with your University computer username and password. Clicking on the title will take you to the Browse and Search screens within the book.
Note: To obtain this book in paper format click on Availability. This will give you information about the location and availability of the item.
If you have any problems using Westlaw UK, please speak to a member of our team or email us at email@example.com.
Taylor Library is open 9:00-22:00 most days. For more details see our opening times page.
The carpet replacement project in Taylor Library has been completed. All areas of the library, including the computer and project rooms, are now open to students, staff and visitors.
Furthermore, new general waste and recycling bins have been installed throughout the library, including 3 waste & liquids bins.
It is our aim to provide a harmonious study environment for all users at all times.
Please help us to achieve this.
Enjoy using your library!
Due to the local public holiday all University Library branches will be closed on Monday 10 July.
To see our opening hours over the summer please click here.
As of Monday 22nd of May 2017, the Taylor Library will be open Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00.
The Sir Duncan Rice Library will be open until 20:00 Monday to Friday and until 17:00 on Saturdays.
For more information and updates click here.
The new due date for Long Loans is 11th of May 2018. All loans, except those which have already been renewed twice may be renewed for the next academic session. This can be done at any library issue desk or enquiry point or through the self-renewal option on Primo. (You need to log in and go to ‘My Account’ for this.)
If you encounter any problems or need to speak to a member of staff give us a call on 01224 272601 or just pop in!
The Taylor Library Team
With the revision and exam period almost upon us the library can get extremely busy. With this in mind we would like to remind our users of the food and drink rules that apply in Taylor Library.
Food is permitted provided it is not hot, overly fragrant or noisy. So for example sandwiches, salads and last night’s pizza are fine. Soup, curry and crisps/popping candy are not. Drinks (excluding alcohol) are permitted under the condition that hot drinks be covered with a fixed lid. In addition, while drinks are permitted throughout the library under the aforementioned conditions, food is NOT allowed in the PC classroom or near PCs in other areas of the library, in Project Rooms 1 and 2 or the silent areas in D block.
To check what is (or isn’t) allowed in each of the library zones, look at the relevant signs on the tables or, ask a member of staff.
It is our aim to provide a harmonious study environment for all service users at all times. Please help us to do so!
Good luck with your exams!
The Taylor Library team