The Senior School library was opened by HRH Princess Royal on 31st August 2000, after a major refurbishment of the existing library during the College's 250th year. It is stocked with a variety of resources including fiction and non-fiction books; journals; newspapers; magazines; DVDs; CDs; and CD-ROMs and an extensive reference section, all available to pupils and staff.

An IT area within the library has an interactive whiteboard and computer suite, which can be used for class, tutorial or individual work. To help pupils make the most of the College library, induction courses are arranged through subject departments.

Library Opening Hours

8.30 a.m. - 4.30 p.m. Monday - Friday
Open at interval, lunchtime and after school to all year groups.


Staff can book computers for class use during the normal school day and 6th year pupils have free access during study periods, unless a class has prebooked. The computers are available for pupil use at interval, lunchtime and after school. A booking system is in operation and computers can be booked one day in advance.

Sixth Year

RGC has strong links with the Robert Gordon University and Aberdeen University, and 6th year pupils can borrow material from their respective libraries. Inter-library loans can be requested through the British Library if the request cannot be satisfied in the immediate area.

OPAC (Online Public Access Catalogue)

The Library catalogue which holds data on over 20,000 items available for borrowing can be accessed by pupils and staff from any computer on the school network.

College Archives

On the ground floor below the Library is the purpose-built College Archive.  It houses written records, documents and memorabilia covering the history of Robert Gordon, the Hospital, the College, the buildings and the teachers.  There is a collection of over 1200 photographs of form classes, sports teams, College events etc.

Of special interest to family historians are the items which record information about the pupils who have attended since 1750, such as Entrance Registers, Marks Books and a complete set of Gordonian magazines from 1908 to date.