Free massage for students

Beat exam stress

Getting through exams can be challenging, but help for students is here! The Sport and Exercise Team has teamed up with the Aberdeen University Students Association and the Healthy Body Healthy Mind award from The NUS Scotland and Scottish Universities Sport organisation to offer the a free on site massage in the Medical Library to help you relax and succeed in your exams.
Sign up for a session on Thursday 22 May, 3:30-6:30 from 3:15pm, Project Room 2, Floor 1, Medical Library in the Polwarth Building.

Medical Library Team


History of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

We have been given this aerial photograph of Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as it was in 1938 when the building were still surrounded by farms and fields.

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary in 1938

The book Aberdeen Royal Infirmary: a history of the people’s hospital in the North East tells the story of the hospital from its origins in 18th century. It is available to borrow from the Medical Library.

For more interesting photos and information on early Aberdeen, visit the website Doric Columns.

Medical Library Team

Medical Library gems

Our lovely new blog header is taken from Illustrations of dissections: in a series of coloured plates the size of life by G.V. Ellis, published in 1876.

It is one of the many reference books from the 19th and early 20th century held in the Medical Library. All our reference books are available for consultation in the library.

Come and ask us more about them or even browse them on the Ground Floor of the Medical Library.

Medical Library Team

3-Day-Loans: Service Improvements

Previously you told us you’d like e-mail reminders for when your 3-day-loans were due, so we introduced this in August 2013. In order to help you manage your loans and time we are now taking this a step further by automatically renewing your 3-day-loans for you where possible.Please note that another reader may request any item you have on loan at any time so it will not always be possible to renew for you. You will have to check the e-mail reminder we send as it will tell you whether or not you have to bring an item back (and please be aware that you will befined if the item is not returned on time!). Items will auto-renew up to a total of 9 times, after which you will have to take them back to the libraryin order to return or re-issue them. Auto-renewals are also subject to the level offine on your library record; if you have over £2.00 in unpaid fines then items will not automatically renew.We hope this amendment will mean fewer fines for forgetting to renew 3-day-loans and that you find this to be a useful enhancement to our service.

For more tips on how to avoid library fines have a look here.

Medical Library Team

Merry Christmas!

Ho ho hoWe would like to wish all the Medical Library’s patrons and readers a very happy and relaxing festive period and new year.

The library closes at 12.00 on Tuesday, 24th December and re-opens after the Christmas break at 9.00 on Monday, 6th January.

We look forward to seeing you all back here to make the most of 2014!

Medical Library Team