The Library building is open 24/7 during term time providing self-service facilities so you can borrow books at any time. Staff are on hand to help with your enquiries during the day.
Visit the Library website for full information about resources and services to support your studies. Here are a few key links:
- 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 - term-time 24/7, check here for other hours.
- Borrowing- find out how many books you can borrow, for how long, and much more!
- Study areas - we have an number of different types of study area available to allow you to work in groups or work quietly
- 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 Liason Librarian is here.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help at one of our desks! The Welcome Desk staff will answer your general enquiries, questions about your Library account and finding your way around the building. The Study Advice and Maths Support Desk provides 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 theLibrary for 1-1 advice and support for all accessibility requirements.