The Self-Access Centre for Language Learning is a facility that caters for both home and international students as well as the wider University community, facilitating, supporting and providing materials for language learning and EAP (English for Academic Purposes). It is located on the 2nd floor of the Edith Morley building in room 230.

The centre includes a wide range of materials for students learning English and foreign languages, including books, magazines, DVDs and other media; most of these materials can be borrowed. More resources for language learning can be found in the University of Reading library; visit their page for a guide to resources available.

SACLL has 30  fully-networked PCs available for the students to use, some with useful online language materials (e.g. the Road to IELTS) and a printer located within the centre.  The centre can be used by individual students as well as (upon request) classes and organised groups.SACLL users

The centre encourages independent learning beyond the classroom, offering a motivating environment in which learners develop and practise their language skills and supports learners in becoming independent in their studies. SACLL staff and mentors advise students on resources and provide a range of different support session during the week, such as:


  • Conversation Clubs (30 minute group sessions on a range of topics of common interest allowing students to develop fluency in English) 
  • Reading Clubs (45 minute group sessions allowing students to develop their reading skills in English) 
  • Drop-in study advice with SACLL staff

To enquire about the times and availability of any of the sessions, please email us, call us or speak to a staff member.

Opening Hours

The self-access centre opening times are listed below. There is always a member of staff available to explain about the materials in the Centre, and to help you to use the equipment.

Opening times vary from term to term.

Please note that due to Covid-19 we are currently closed.



 Tuesday  Wednesday   Thursday  Friday Saturday    Sunday











SACLL Director:
Deborah Anne Murphy

SACLL Administrator:
Jan Trebacz

SACLL Facilitators:
Ismail Karaoz

Animah Zahir


Xiaomeng Fang


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Contact us:

Telephone: +44 (0) 118 3785422

Email: sacll@reading.ac.uk

Location: Room 230

Edith Morley Building

Whiteknights Campus

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Online Resources Available in SACLL:



Road to IELTS
(password available at the desk).



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