Ballater Library exterior

Ballater Library

Ballater Library

Ballater Library

Ballater Library

Ballater Library
Ballater Library

Open today 9.30am - 5pm

Regular opening hours

Day Hours
Monday 9.30am - 5pm (staffed 10am - 2pm)
Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm (staffed 10am - 2pm)
Wednesday 9.30am - 5pm (staffed 10am - 2pm)
Thursday 9.30am - 5pm (staffed 10am - 2pm)
Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday 9.30am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
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Browsing for Books is Back

Selected libraries are now open! Customers now have the opportunity to browse the bookshelves without the need to book.

Find out more

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 Monday to Thursday 10am - 2pm.

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 on a Thursday between 2pm and 5pm. 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

CDs and DVDs

Free WiFi

Computers with internet access

Colour printing


Local newspapers


Microfiche reader

Lewis Gillies collection

Food waste caddy liners

Battery recycling bags

NHS Hearing Aid Battery Collection Point

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