University of Reading cookie policy

We use cookies on to improve your experience, monitor site performance and tailor content to you.

Read our cookie policy to find out how to manage your cookie settings.

Off-campus users

Many Library resources are available to students and staff working off-campus.

E-resources available off-campus


Enterprise catalogue - The Library catalogue is available 24/7 from anywhere in the world. Use it to find books and journals held by the Library - including e-books and e-journals. You do not need to login to search. Help using Enterprise

Accessing your Library Account

You can access your account from off-campus to renew your loans, place holds, and view the progress of your holds.

University member? Login with your University username and password
Non-University member? Login with your Library number and PIN

Help on checking your account in Enterprise

Summon discovery service

Search Summon to find online articles and book chapters covered by our subscriptions. Available 24-7. Login with your University username and password to access full-text.


Most databases can be searched from off-campus. Find out more in our guide to Accessing e-resources


Many e-journals are available off-campus. If you are off-campus you will need to login to show that you are from University of Reading. By authenticating yourself you will then be given access to full-text articles in our e-journals. Find out more with our guide to Accessing e-journals


To help us to support your use of these resources we recommend that you keep your computer as up-to-date as possible. We will try our best help with any problems, but this can be difficult as each person's set-up is unique.

If you are having problems accessing e-resources from off-campus, please read our guidance on Accessing e-resources. If that doesn't solve your problem please fill in the E-resources problem report form.

Contact your Academic Liaison Librarian for general advice on accessing resources and suitable resources for your subject.