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LOCAL

A Guide to Aberdeen Online during Lock Down

By JCooper 30 Apr 2020

Moved back home and missing Aberdeen?  Currently in lock down and still want to experience the city? We've got you sorted! 

You can still experience the city and utilize local resources from the comfort and safety of your own home.  We've put together some info to help you stay connected and part of the community in Aberdeen and Shire. 

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Aberdeen City Library

Since the lock down started, all of Aberdeen City public libraries have been closed to the public.  However, you can still access loads of material, including e-books and audio books, through their online catalog here.   Aberdeen City Libraries have focused on increasing the number of digital resources available to library users. These include RB Digital for eAudiobooks and eComics; hundreds of new titles available on BorrowBox; and exclusive remote home access to Ancestry UK.  There is also online Bookbug sessions on the YouTube Channel for families who usually attend the weekly events at local libraries.


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Live Life Aberdeenshire

Live Life Aberdeenshire usually deliver innovative approaches to Sport and Cultural Services on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council.  As their venues are now closed due to the lock down, they have now been delivering virtual activities, creativity and culture online via Live Life @ Home

You can take an online tour of Peterhead's Arbuthnot Museum through their Discovery Centre, use the Digital Library, join in Work Outs and Sports Activities and much more!  

You can also share images or video of you taking part in any of our Live Life @ Home activities on the Live Life Aberdeenshire Social Media by #LiveLifeAberdeenshire on Twitter or by tagging @LiveLifeAberdeenshire on Facebook.

Website content is updated weekly and you can find all the video content created by the Live Life Aberdeenshire team for these challenging times on their YouTube channel 

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Aberdeen Live Webcams

You can see the sights of Aberdeen from your home via the Live Webcams on the Aberdeen City Council Website.  There are four webcams that capture, Aberdeen Beach from the Beach Ballroom, Broad Street, Castle Gate and Union Street from the top of the Town House. 

You can also try and spot the Dolphins on the webcams looking over Aberdeen Harbour and the North Sea on the Seacroft Marine Consultants Website.

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Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Museums Online

Although venues are closed at the moment, you can still take tours and browse objects in Museums and Galleries across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.  Take a tour of Aberdeen Art Gallery or search the Museum and Gallery collections in Aberdeenshire

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Old Maps of Aberdeenshire

You can view old maps of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire and beyond on the website oldmapsonline.org 


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RGU Community Stories

You can stay up to date with what the RGU Community are up to during lock down on the new Community Stories page on our website.

 It is a dedicated space for you to share stories that contain good advice, helpful tips and any experiences of working and studying at RGU.

If you would like to contribute stories of your own, please email RGUCommunications@rgu.ac.uk