Central Library, Aberdeen

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Aberdeen Central Library
Aberdeen Central Library.jpg
Aberdeen Central Library
Central Library, Aberdeen is located in Aberdeen
Central Library, Aberdeen
General information
Type Library
Location Aberdeen, Scotland
Coordinates 57°8′52.44″N 2°6′21.6″W / 57.1479000°N 2.106000°W / 57.1479000; -2.106000
Inaugurated 5 July 1892

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

The library is housed in a category C(S) listed building.[1][2] 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.

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.


  1. ^ Dewe, Michael. Planning Public Library Building. pp. 141 and 148. 
  2. ^ "Public library, Rosemount Viaduct". Historic Scotland. Retrieved 15 May 2012. 

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