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Mintlaw Library Relocation FAQ

We are moving!

As we prepare to relocate to the Discovery Centre in Mintlaw we wanted to keep you up to date and answer some of your frequently asked questions.

When is the library re-locating?

The last day of library service in its current location will be Thursday 29th August and it will reopen at: The Discovery Centre, Aberdeenshire Museums Service, Mintlaw Industrial Estate, Station Road, Mintlaw, AB42 5EE on Tuesday 3rd September.

What are the new opening hours?

As of the 3rd September our opening hours are as follows:


10am - 1pm


1pm – 4pm


10am – 1pm


3pm – 6pm




10am – 12noon

Will there be the same range of stock available to customers?

Due to space restrictions in our new location we will have a reduced selection of books and multimedia available. However there will be an increase in the number of resource exchanges which will keep resources refreshed. Full library services can also be accessed at both Peterhead and Fraserburgh libraries.

Will I still be able to place reservations?

If you have a favorite author or want to read a specific book you can request the item to be delivered to the branch and you will be notified when it is ready to collect. Our knowledgeable staff will be able to help reserve your chosen item or you can access your library account online and browse our entire online catalogue at your leisure. In addition to this, an online postal service is being piloted to allow Mintlaw residents to place their request online and have their items delivered to their home.

Will there be any changes to the home delivery services?

There will be no changes to our home delivery service or our Family Boxes service.We will also be developing our outreach services to facilitate our local community and expand partnership working to support programmes which promote good mental health and wellbeing.

Will you still offer a range of outreach services during the relocation period?

We will be working closely with the MACBI Centre and will continue to deliver a variety of outreach library services such as Bookbug Sessions for early years, Lego club and reading groups. Our mobile library will also visit the MACBI Centre every second Friday between 9am - 12noon starting from 13th September.

Can I still use the public computers at the new location?

We have relocated our Peoples Network computers which provide library members access to the internet along with printing and scanning facilities. These PC's will be available in the Discovery Centre, Monday to Friday from 10am - 3pm.

Looking to the future.....

The Library will be relocated permanently to the MACBI Centre in August 2020. We strive to maintain a continuous service during our temporary relocation and as always our library staff will be available to assist customers in any way possible. 


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