Now the Sandeman public house, the Sandeman Library stands on Kinnoull Street at its corner with Mill Street. In the entrance hall are a series of plaques to commemorate the establishment of the library in 1898.
Among them is a plaque dedicated to the founder Archibald Sandeman (1922-1893) Professor of Mathematics at Owens College, Manchester. The Sandeman room in the A.K. Bell library is so named in his memory.
A second plaque includes details of benefactors including Andrew Carnegie and Lord Forteviot both of whom gave books, not cash. Other Scots emigrates who made donations are named.