Learning Hub (Building L24)

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The Learning Hub

The Learning Hub opening hours are temporarily reduced this term, pending permanent appointments. Thanks to cover by University Library liaison staff, hours are currently:

Monday 12:30-17:00

Wednesday 12:30-17:00

Friday 12:30-17:00

Your library reps are:

Jane Fieldsend | j.fieldsend@reading.ac.uk

Stephanie Sharp s.sharp@reading.ac.uk

The Learning Hub houses:

Teaching Resources for loan

Teaching Resources for reference

Educational Reference Library

Library Book Drop

Technical Support


Teaching Resources

The Learning Hub has a wide range of useful resources to aid teaching and lesson planning, including a wide selection of children's literature, reading schemes, Big Books, puppets and posters, all of which are available for short term loan.

The Learning Hub also houses an impressive collection of in-print children's books, reading schemes and other materials direct from many of the country's leading publishers, available for reference on site. Our unique collection includes resources from:

Oxford Reading Tree, Harper Collins, Child's Play, Badger Learning, b small publishing, Pick-a-Book, Mantra Lingua, Yellow Door, Maverick, Tulip Books, Mogzilla, Laburnum Press, The Literacy Tower, Hog Back Books, BookLife, ReadZone including Fiction Express, Red Rocket Readers, COSY, Nelson Thornes, Barrington Stoke, Letterland and Browns Books for Students.

Copies of the National Curriculum and other related documents are stored here and can be used in The Learning Hub or signed out for short-term loan.

There are facilities for personal and group study with WiFi available for students to use their own laptops.

Five computers and one iPad are available for student use; printing, copying and scanning are also available. 

Staff may be contacted via email learninghub@reading.ac.uk or telephone 0118 378 2702

Educational Reference Library

The Education Reference Library contains a collection of publications on all aspects of education and educational practice.

Books are available for students and teachers to use while at the Learning Hub.

Library Book Drop

Students can return library loans via the Book Drop which is in the foyer of The Learning Hub, the foyer is open weekdays 07:30 am - 10:00 pm.

Technical Support Area

The technical area offers a range of services including submission binding and laminating. There is also a small stock of stationery and art materials for sale.

Digital cameras, flip video cameras, digital voice recorders and other equipment are available for short term loan.

The Resources Technician is Chris Tibbenham and he can be contacted via e mail c.tibbenham@reading.ac.uk or telephone 0118378 2717.

The Technician is 'on-call' and may not always be available.

Contact us

Tel:0118 378 2702

Tel: 0118 378 2718

Technical Support:  

Chris Tibbenham

Tel: 0118 378 2717

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Opening Times

Learning Hub:

(temporarily reduced hours this term)

 MON 12.30-17.30
 TUE closed
 WED 12.30-17.30
 THUR closed
 FRI 12.30-17.30

Technical Support Area:

MON 08:45-17:15


WED 08:45-17:15
THUR 08:45-17:15
FRI 08:45-16:15

However, the Technician is 'on call' and may not always be available.



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