Historic Books at Aberdeen
As an ancient university our historic collections offer unique opportunities in teaching, research and engagement with the wider public.
Our collections have an astonishing quality, depth and richness, covering a broad range of scientific and cultural diversity. Their outstanding variety and antiquity touch on almost every field of human knowledge and endeavour, and constitute a powerful record of the intellectual development of the University, Scotland, Europe and the world. Our collections also chart the pioneering lives of Aberdeen graduates across the globe as explorers, scholars and entrepreneurs.
Our seven museum collections are the sixth largest in the country, and are recognised to be of national importance.
Our special libraries and archives house 200,000 rare books and over 4,000 irreplaceable archival collections, containing material in some 25 different languages. The new library, due for completion in 2011, will help us preserve these priceless treasures for future generations, maximise their research potential, and allow everyone to enjoy them through exhibitions and other events.
You can find more information about the collections via the links on the left-hand menu.