Taylor Library Water Fountain Out of Order


Out of order 😦

Unfortunately the water fountain in Taylor Library is temporarily out of order.

We apologize for the inconvenience and will let you know as soon as it is up and running again.

The nearest alternative is in the vending machine area of Taylor A block.



Taylor Library MFD update

MFDIT Services have analysed usage of MFDs in Taylor Library (and across campus) and have made a some of changes as a result of their findings. Now, the four MFDs opposite the issue desk are all black and white machines as they are by far the most heavily used. If you require colour printing, the MFD in the PC classroom on floor 2 provides this option. It has been replaced with a larger model in order to better cope with the level of use. Just make sure to select the colour printer when sending your job.

Taylor Library Virtual Tour!


Calling all new Law students (and any others who’d like to come and study in our fine library)! Why not familiarise yourself with the Taylor Library from the comfort of the pub/halls/flat (delete as appropriate) with our new virtual tour? You’ll find brief explanations of key areas and facilities as well as plenty of links to further information and resources to help you get the most out what we have to offer.

Happy Freshers Week, and see you soon!

Taylor Library Staff

New Carpets for Taylor Library!

carpet rolls

Which one will it be? © philip pelgrom. Licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Good news everyone, Taylor Library is to have new carpeting fitted throughout, with the work commencing on Monday the 3rd of July.
It is expected to take approximately 3 weeks to complete the job and it will involve certain areas being made temporarily inaccessible.
If any library users require reading material from inaccessible areas, staff will be happy to retrieve items. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Revision time in the libraries

Copyright CollegeDegrees360 and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons License

Copyright CollegeDegrees360 and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons License

Revision time is here again and we want to wish you every success in your exams. Taylor Library staff are here to help, so please come and see us if you need help with finding materials or using the facilities.

Remember, you can bring hot drinks and cold snacks with you, but please, no hot food. Also please remember that no food is allowed in silent areas or near the
classroom PCs.

Always keep noise to a minimum, especially in the quiet and silent study areas, and switch your phone to silent upon entering the library.

Thank you for observing the Library rules at this important time and for helping maintain a quiet and pleasant environment for all.

Lastly, you might be pleased to hear that The Sir Duncan Rice Library will be open 24 hours until the 22nd May 2015. Taylor Library will be open as usual during this time.

If you want to talk to us about anything, get in touch by

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

ACT. REACT. IMPACT. European Parliament Elections – does your vote count?

Europe Direct Aberdeen along with the European Documentation Centre, a part of Taylor Library at the University of Aberdeen, is holding an event for students to discuss, over a glass of wine, the relevance of the EU and European Parliament in advance of the European Parliament elections on May 22nd.

The event takes place on Wednesday, 26th March between 6.00 -7.30 in meeting room 1, Floor 7, in the Sir Duncan Rice Library.

Further details are available at: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/events/5040/

Posted on behalf of Mrs Alison Steed,
Principal Information Assistant (EDC),
European Documentation Centre,
Taylor Library & EDC.