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.

There are a number of decorative features on the building.

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