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STC & Reading Enterprise Centre – University of Reading

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STC & Reading Enterprise Centre

Members of the Science and Technology Centre (STC) and Reading Enterprise Centre are welcome to use the Library for reference and private study (except during the University Examinations period - details below). This includes access to all printed material on the open shelves. On visiting the Library you will be asked to provide photographic proof of identification, personal information about yourself and agree to abide by the Library Rules.

Joining the Library

There is no charge for members of these organisations wishing to join the Library. Membership will confer borrowing rights only, it will not allow automatic access to e-resources. To apply:

  • Complete an External borrowers application form (PDF)
  • Bring it and a letter of introduction from the Centre Manager to the Ground Floor Information Desk in the URS Building be tween 09:00 - 17:00, Monday to Thursday or 10:00 - 17:00 on Friday

See our Privacy notice (PDF) for information on what personal information we collect, hold and share in order to provide Library services to you and your rights in respect of the data we hold about you.

Borrowing

You will be given an External borrowers card which enables you to borrow:

  • five Standard loan items
  • these can be borrowed for up to three weeks
  • you will be fined 80p per day for late return 

During the Library Refurbishment Project you can borrow and return books from the Library Building during Library Opening hours. Return items via the external book drop to the right of the Library entrance outside of these hours.

Using self-service features on the catalogue

When you register you will be given a PIN which you can use to access the self-service features on the catalogue, such as renewing your loans, placing holds (on Standard loan items only), and viewing your account.

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