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Information for new Library users – University of Reading

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Information for new Library users

Welcome!

The University Library and its staff are here to support your studies, providing you with access to information – online, multimedia or printed – and the skills to make the most of it.

Read our Making the most of guide for a general introduction to the Library and our services.

Learning how to use the Library

Students in the Course CollectionA large academic library can be confusing and hard to find your way around. Get a head start by...

  • coming to a one-hour Finding your way workshop at the Library to find out how to search the catalogue and find items on the shelves

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Also, watch out for any Library induction sessions that your School might have arranged. These will show you the basics of using the Library tailored to your subject.

Basic information you need

Help

Your librarian

Each subject has a liaison librarian who can help you with any subject related enquiries.

Information desks

Staff on our Information Desks can help you with general enquiries - don't be afraid to come and ask for help! There are Information Desks on the Ground, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Floor of the Library.

Guides

Help for disabled and dyslexic students

New research postgraduate or member of staff?

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