Senior School Library

The Senior School Library was opened by HRH The Princess Royal in 2000, the College’s 250th Anniversary year, providing an environment that encourages scholarly engagement as well as fostering an enjoyment of reading for pleasure.

The library is open each day from 8am – 5pm and during break and lunch time, accommodating up to 80 pupils at a time.

Our collection comprises over 15,000 books, including fiction and non-fiction, which can be searched using Oliver, the library’s online catalogue. We provide access to numerous online resources such as JSTOR, Issues Online and ClickView. We also have a selection of manga and graphic novels, printed journals and magazines such as The Economist and New Scientist, and a staff CPD collection.

Throughout the academic year the library organises workshops for pupils to complement their studies and improve their research skills, including sessions on plagiarism, referencing and using academic sources. The librarians also facilitate “History of RGC” workshops for all S1 pupils.

We also invite guest speakers to take part in our Agora Lecture Series as well as organise other events such as the Kids’ Lit Quiz, Grampian Children’s Book Awards and Library Music Recitals.