A series of plaques to commemorate the establishment of the Sandeman Library in Kinnoull Street in 1898. It is now the Sandeman public house.
Among them is a plaque dedicated to the founder Archibald Sandeman (1822-1893), 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 also made donations are named.
There are a number of decorative features on the building.