Taylor Library – New Opening Hours

We would like to advise our readers that, from Monday 6th of September 2021, Taylor Library will be operating with revised opening hours for University of Aberdeen staff and students:

Monday – Thursday & Saturday: 09:00 – 22:00

Friday: 09:00 – 20:00

Sunday: 13:00 – 22:00

Taylor Library Staff

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

Taylor Library – Summer Opening Hours

During the summer, Taylor Library will be operating under our summer opening hours. On the last week of the term, between Monday 17 May – Friday 21 May, Taylor Library is open from 09:00 to 20:00. The Library is closed on Saturday 22 May & Sunday 23 May.

As of Monday 24 May, the opening hours will be as follows:

Term hours will resume on Monday 20 September. Please remember, Taylor Library is open for registered students and staff, with a reduced occupancy. Further details on library services and resources can be found here.

Taylor Library Team

Taylor Library reopening

As a result of Scotland moving from Level 4 to Level 3 restrictions, we are pleased to announce that Taylor Library is reopening on Monday 26 April 2021. Our opening hours will be the same as established in the previous semester:

Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 20:00
Saturday & Sunday: 13:00 – 17:00

Taylor Library will only open for current staff and registered students, and you always need your ID card to enter the library. Our Click & Collect service keeps operating as usual.

Please, remember to wear face coverings, maintain the 2m physical distancing, and use the hand sanitisers which are provided across the whole Taylor building. Further information about our services and resources can be found here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back.

Taylor Library Staff

Taylor Library – new opening hours

In the new academic year, Taylor Library is open for registered university staff and students only with a reduced capacity of 130 study spaces.

Our current opening hours:

Monday – Friday 09:00 – 20:00
Saturday 13:00 – 17:00
Sunday 13:00 – 17:00

Please be aware that we are operating under unprecedented circumstances in the middle of a pandemic, and that there are strict rules we all have to follow:

  • Wear face covering or lanyard all the time
  • Keep the 2 m distance from others
  • Bring only bottled water into the library (NO other food or drink permitted)
  • Use hand sanitiser on entry and exit
  • Observe the one way system while using our staircases
  • Place any handled books that are not borrowed on the trolleys provided
  • Clean desks, MFDs and PCs after use

Let’s all work together to keep Taylor Library open.

You can always check the current library occupancy here.

If you have any questions or would like to contact us, please email at lawlib@abdn.ac.uk.

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 library@abdn.ac.uk.

Taylor Library Team

Taylor Library Closed for Staff Training this Thursday Morning

Top of C stairsThe Taylor Library will be closed on the morning of Thursday the 22nd August for staff training purposes, between 9am and 12:30pm. The dropbox will be situated outside the library entrance for any Heavy Demand items you may have to return. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Taylor Library regular opening hours
(scroll down to see vacation opening hours)

Please see the Academic Calendar for information on Term start and end dates.

Sir Duncan Rice Library is open 24/7 until 17 May 2019

24 7As we are getting closer to the exams, the Taylor Library is getting more and more busy. We are happy to see many of you here, and to help you with your exam preparation. Although our opening hours stay the same, this does not mean, you have to stop your studies at 10 pm.

The good news is that the Sir Duncan Rice Library has extended its opening hours, and it is now open 24/7 until 22:00 on Friday 17 May 2019.

Please, be aware that there is only swipe access in the main library after 10 pm, so you always need your ID card to enter the building. Also, as library PCs require a nightly shutdown for reboot, they will not be available for around 10 minutes at 4 am. If you are working on something important at the time, you will have the option to delay the shutdown for 2 hours.

Remember, to take regular breaks and to look after your belongings. For your safety, do not leave the library alone, always travel home with your friends in the early hours.

We wish you all the best during revision time, and good luck with your exams.

Taylor Library Team