Public Holiday Closure

Taylor Library, just like other library sites of the University of Aberdeen, will be closed for the public holiday on Monday 12th July 2021. All library sites will reopen again on Tuesday 13th July.

You can find more information about our opening hours on the library website.

Taylor Library Team

Extended opening hours at The Sir Duncan Rice Library

24 7With the exam period fast approaching, the Library Services at the University of Aberdeen is offering extended, 24/7 opening hours for students and staff.

The Sir Duncan Rice Library (TSDRL) opened at 11:00 on Sunday 17 November, and it stays open continuously until 22:00 on Friday 13 December 2019.

There will be swipe card access after 22:00 every day, so please bring your ID card with you if you want to stay longer as access will not be permitted without a valid ID card.

Please, read more information about the extended opening hours here.

While TSDRL is open for 24/7 before and during exams, the site libraries – e.g. Taylor Library and Medical Library – are open as normal. Follow the link for more details.

If you have any feedback or suggestion, please contact us at

Taylor Library Team

Tip of the Day: Reserve a Heavy Demand book through Primo

Primo is a resource discovery tool which searches across all library, archival and museum collections, including online resources and databases. It is web-based and has many useful features that allow you to organise your study needs
from wherever you are working. One of them is the booking facility for
Heavy Demand items.

But how can you reserve books from Heavy Demand collections?

  • Log in to Primo. You can do this at the start of your search session or later,
    when Primo asks you to Login to view request options.
  • When you find the book that you need, click on the Availability tab. (If you see Multiple versions found click on View X versions on the right of the screen.)
    Clicking on the Availability tab for the version that interests you, gives you the number of copies for that title/edition.
  • If you are already logged in, click on the Heavy Demand Booking link and select Day-Month-Year. Click on the default time slot (10:30 – 10:30) and finish the transaction by hitting the orange Request button.

Reserving HD books2

Important detail: When you are presented with the number of copies available, before
you proceed to reserve your book, click on one of the copies. This will show you the type
of Heavy Demand loan you are looking at. If the record says: HD 3hr Ref Bookable instead
of Heavy Demand, it means you are looking at a reference copy which cannot be borrowed overnight but only up to three hours, in the library.


You can make bookings up to three weeks in advance. Collect your booked
items between 10:30 and 15:30 from the Taylor Library Issue Desk.

Enjoy using this feature of Primo!

Taylor Library Team