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Collections & specialist libraries – University of Reading

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Collections & specialist libraries

Our collections include over 1 million printed volumes, in addition to multimedia and other items. We also provide access to a wide range of e-resources, including e-books, e-journals and databases. 

Find out how to make the most of these resources by exploring our guides in the Finding information section, or go directly to information for your subject.

Specific collections

We have a number of collections of specific types of material. Follow the links below to find out more about them.

Specialist libraries

The following department-based libraries are managed by University Library and Collections Services:

  • Learning Hub - a resource base that primarily supports the work and study of staff and student teachers at the Institute of Education
  • Meteorology Library - resources to support students and staff in this subject
  • Special Collections Services - holds the University's archive and rare book collections

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