Central Library, Aberdeen

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Aberdeen Central Library
Aberdeen Central Library.jpg
Aberdeen Central Library
Central Library, Aberdeen is located in Central Aberdeen
Central Library, Aberdeen
General information
TypeLibrary
LocationAberdeen, Scotland
Coordinates57°8′52.44″N 2°6′21.6″W / 57.1479000°N 2.106000°W / 57.1479000; -2.106000
Inaugurated5 July 1892

The Central Library of Aberdeen in Scotland is located on Rosemount Viaduct and is the main library for the city.

History[edit]

The library is housed in a category C(S) listed building.[2][3] It cost £10,000 to build and was publicly funded through local campaigning that began in 1889. It was opened 5 July 1892 by Andrew Carnegie after he and his wife contributed £2000 to the construction process.[4][5] It is one of a group of three civic buildings - the other two being St Mark's Church & His Majesty's Theatre - known as "Education, Salvation and Damnation."[6]

Collection[edit]

The library contains large collections of local maps, over 15,000 photographs, birth and death records and a collection of local newspapers. Much of the library's stock is held on microfilm.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local Studies". Aberdeen City Council. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  2. ^ Dewe, Michael. Planning Public Library Building. pp. 141 and 148.
  3. ^ "Public library, Rosemount Viaduct". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 15 May 2012.
  4. ^ "Next chapter for historic library as events held for 125th anniversary - Evening Express". Evening Express. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Aberdeen Central Library kicks off 125th anniversary celebrations". Aberdeen City Council. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Scene change". www.scotsman.com. Retrieved 2018-01-29.
  7. ^ "Our collection". Aberdeen City County. Retrieved 6 October 2017.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 57°08′52″N 2°06′22″W / 57.1479°N 2.1060°W / 57.1479; -2.1060