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University of Aberdeen Library

Bedford Road, Aberdeen AB24 3AA, Scotland
+44 1224 273330
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Best View of Town

Opened by the Queen herself in 2012, the Duncan Rice Library is an award-winning architectural gem... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Bold, Modern Design

At first I wasn't thrilled by the modern glass design as it seemed completely out of place... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Boynton Beach, Florida
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Bedford Road, Aberdeen AB24 3AA, Scotland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Opened by the Queen herself in 2012, the Duncan Rice Library is an award-winning architectural gem. In addition to the wealth of books, special collections and multi-media it houses, the library also has a museum (free to visit) and a ground-floor café. The building has...More

Thank gracehoppin
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

At first I wasn't thrilled by the modern glass design as it seemed completely out of place surrounded by old buildings. However, it did grow on me and the interior is stunning. I saw a very interesting exhibition in the main gallery on Jan Karski...More

Thank backpacker31
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Love the space , i was able to get a 3 month pass when i visited because i was enrolled in another university which made it easier for me to come and go at will. Space is very conducive to study, there is free wifi...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

My goddaughter studies at the University and showed me the library. What a modern and functional building! With a Grand view at the top floor. I wish we had a library like that when I whent to the University.

Thank Åsa N
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

A stunning building inside and out. It looks especially great at sunrise and sunset. Anyone can visit and go up to the top floor for the stunning views. You need photo ID to get in.

Thank Suzy H
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great arcitecure stunning building could be in any of europs capitals. The negatice is you need photo I.D to get inside which is worth it

Thank stewartdick
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

A wonderful creation, with a fabulous ovoid void! A lovely building, and the interior is a lovely contrast to the exterior, with some lovely in-situ concrete mass walls and a wonderful stone floor. As a general comment, the entirely glass envelope is dynamic, but must...More

Thank mint225
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

As a member of the public you are still allowed to use this invaluable resource. You can get a card for here and I used mone for some educational resources I needed. Staff are great.

Thank Laurence B
Reviewed 4 August 2017

This is a building that pulls you up short in front of it. Designed by a genius, it is impressive outside and in. The open 'atrium' is beautifully created to show different shapes rising up to the sky, while if you go up the 7...More

Thank Karen4Carers
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Covered by a bold architecture, this educational center includes Events Area, Historic Collections & Manuscripts, Modern Collections, Exhibitions Galeries, The Hardback Café, ''Break-out Room'' for all panoramic views & working spaces. The students that learning here can tell you a lot of stories ...It must...More

Thank Nicu P
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