SCONUL Summer Vacation Access Scheme
If you are a student from a higher education institution in the UK or Ireland whose library is a SCONUL member you may access the University of Reading Library during our vacations.
If you are a part-time, distance learning or placement student you may be able to borrow from us by using the SCONUL Access scheme.
What can I get at Reading under this scheme?
You will have access to printed stock in the Library and photocopying facilities. Access to materials in Special Collections may be possible. Please enquire at least 24 hours before any intended visit.
Borrowing privileges and access to electronic databases are not included in this scheme.
Access to the University's computers and network is possible only after registration with IT. Application forms are available from the IT Service Desk on the Ground Floor of the URS Building.
How do I use the scheme?
Just bring your Library card from your home institution with you to the Library.
You will have to sign the Visitors Book on arrival to agree to abide by our Library rules (PDF)
Children under the age of ten are not permitted in the Library, except in certain designated areas if accompanied by a responsible person - see Children in the Library for full details.
The main entrance of the Library Building is accessible for wheelchair users with push pads for assisted entry.
The main entrance of the URS Building is accessible for wheelchair users.
There are lifts serving all the floors of both buildings.
- Please note that there are no parking facilities on the Whiteknights campus, unless you are an orange badge holder.