Lost and found property

Lost items

The Palmer Building reception is open between 10am - 2pm.

Lost property at the University is looked after by Reception in the Palmer Building, with the exception of Campus Cards. Lost Campus Cards are handed to the Security Office at Whiteknights House. The Security Office is open 24hrs a day, which gives students and staff the ability to collect their card at a more convenient time. Any Campus Cards handed into security will be kept for two weeks. After two weeks if the Campus Card is not collected it will be destroyed

If you have lost an item, you can contact reception on +44 (0)118 378 7150, by emailing reception@reading.ac.uk, or by completing the form below: 

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Found items

If you find an item, please take it to the reception desk in Palmer Building between 10.00 and 14.00 Monday to Friday. We will then log the item in our database and try to return it to its owner. When Palmer Reception is closed, please take any items to the Security Office in Whiteknights House.

What we do with lost property

Lost property will be held for four weeks. Where an item has identifying marks we will attempt to find the owner. After this time, the finder is entitled to claim the item on production of the receipt issued when the item was handed in. Unclaimed items are donated to charity.

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Contact us

For queries relating to lost or found property, please contact reception or visit the desk in Palmer Building, which is open 10.00 to 14.00 on weekdays.


Out of hours

Outside of normal working hours, please contact Security on +44 (0)118 378 7799

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