The Library is open 24/6+ during term time, hours vary during vacation periods. Visit the Library website for opening hours, and information about resources and services to support your studies.
Over summer, the library is closed on bank holidays and weekends apart from the 16th July, 13th August, and 17th September.
- Enterprise catalogue - to find books and e-books for your studies
- Summon Discovery Service - to find online journal articles, chapters and other materials
- Subject resources - discover key sources for your subject in our online guides
- Opening hours
- Borrowing- find out how many books you can borrow, for how long, and much more!
- Study areas - we have a number of different types of study areas available for you to choose from
- Please abide by our Code of Conduct and Library rules
Help and advice
Your Academic Liaison Librarian is your main point of contact with the Library – there is one for every subject offered at Reading. They can help you make effective use of the huge range of resources the Library has to offer in support of your studies by:
• showing you how to use information resources effectively - your librarian can offer training sessions for your School/Department and online library guides for your subject
• showing you how to save time by making the most of all our Library services
• giving you individual help with research - your librarian can offer in depth one-to-one help in finding information, including identifying the most relevant e-resources for you to use
Find out who your Academic Liaison Librarian is..
Don’t be afraid to ask for help online from our friendly staff! Our User Services Team will answer your general enquiries, questions about your Library account and finding your way around the building. The Study Advice and Maths Support Teams provide you with expert advice on a range of study skills and resources in your subject area.
Help for disabled and dyslexic students
We have guidance online for Library users with disabilities and a guide to Inclusive technology to support your learning. Contact the Library for 1-1 advice and support for all accessibility requirements.