Basic Site Details

Name: Anderson Library
Town, district or village: Woodside
City or county: Aberdeen
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Library  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Clifton RoadYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 4April 1882  Work begun
Item 2 of 41883   
Item 3 of 415 October 1883 Opened 
Item 4 of 4After 19241930 Extensions


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 6Arthur Clyne A1883  
Item 2 of 6John Bridgeford Pirie A1883  
Item 3 of 6Pirie & Clyne A1883  
Item 4 of 6Aberdeen City Architect's Department (later City of Aberdeen District Council Architects Division) BAfter 1924Before 1930Extensions - Alexander Buchanan Gardner as City Architect
Item 5 of 6Alexander Buchanan Gardner BAfter 1924Before 1930Extensions - as City Architect
Item 6 of 6T F Henderson  1930 Extension


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Anderson, Sir John 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Brogden, W A1998Aberdeen: an illustrated architectural guideSecond editionEdinburgh: The Rutland Pressp186
Item 2 of 3Henderson, Moira The Admirable Mechanic: Sir John Anderson and his Woodside Library  p13
Item 3 of 3Sharples, J, Walker, D W and Woodworth, M2015The Buildings of Scotland: Aberdeenshire South and Aberdeen London and New Haven: Yale University Presspp83, 272

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Architect and Building News1930Jan-June p802

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 2National Monuments Record of Scotland/NMRS, RCAHMSJ B Pirie Collection Contemporary photo. Also sketch plans
Item 2 of 2RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Arthur Clyne: F v13 p138 no841 (microfilm reel 11); Alexander Buchanan Gardner: L no3704 (box 15) & F no3822 (box 29)