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Ballater Library

Ballater Library

Ballater Library

Ballater Library

Ballater Library
Ballater Library

Open today 10am - 5pm (unstaffed)

Regular opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 10am - 5pm (unstaffed)
Tuesday 10am - 5pm (staffed 10am-3pm, C&C also available)
Wednesday 10am - 5pm (staffed 10am-3pm, C&C also available)
Thursday 10am - 5pm (staffed 12pm-5pm, C&C also available)
Friday 10am - 5pm (unstaffed)
Saturday 10am - 5pm (unstaffed)
Sunday 10am - 5pm (unstaffed)

Highlighted Facilities

Colour A4 Printing


Public Access PC's

Free Wifi

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Printing now available at this library

It is now possible to print from any mobile device, tablet, or laptop from home or in one of our participating libraries. Just print, pay online and pick up your items. You can send your print jobs at any time from any place and what’s more, you no longer have to wait in line at the printer.

Print with Princh

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Click and Collect available at this library

Our Click and Collect service makes it easy for you to access the items you love from our libraries in a safe manner. Whether you'd prefer to choose your own items from our catalogue or tell us about what you enjoy, we are here to help you access all we have to offer.

Click and Collect

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Browsing for books is back!

We are now able to offer customers the opportunity to browse the bookshelves in Ballater Library. You will now also be able to sit, read and study as well and use the Public Access PC's and photocopier. You can reserve stock from any Aberdeenshire library to collect from your local branch. Find out more:

How to use our online catalogue

A full interior tour is coming soon!

A full interior tour is coming soon!

Welcome to Ballater Library

Ballater Library has moved from it's former location within the V&A Halls to the rebuilt Royal Station just across the road. This has been a three year, multi million pound build and the Library now sits alongside Visit Scotland and the Princes Foundation. The Library is now open seven days a week with library staff on hand for support Tuesday and Wednesday between 10am-3pm and Thursdays between 12noon and 5pm.

You can browse, borrow, and return books using our self-issue machine or the Spydus library app on a smartphone. Customers can also contact the helpline for assistance on 01467 532929 (9am till 5pm, Monday to Friday and 9am till 2pm Saturday).

You can continue to use our Click and Collect service available Tuesday - Thursday. Book your time slot: Click and Collect

If you are looking for things to do around the area (or need a last minute gift), then look no further, Visit Scotland are ready to help.



Wheelchair Accessible

Accessible Toilets

Audio books

Large print books

Narration and magnifier software


Audio books

Large print books

Lewis Gillies collection

Food waste caddy liners

Battery recycling bags

NHS Hearing Aid Battery Collection Point

Green Dog Walker Scheme

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