All libraries will be closed on Bank Holiday Mondays 7 and 28 May

Whitley Library is moving to the South Reading Community Hub on Northumberland Avenue. We will close at 1pm Saturday 2 June and reopen on Tuesday 19 June. No items issued at Whitley Library will be due back during this period. Find out more at http://news.reading.gov.uk/community-hub/

Central Library

Central Library
Central Library

Abbey Square
Reading
RG1 3BQ

0118 901 5950

Location of Central Library and how to get there

 

 

 

Opening times

DayTimes
Monday10am to 5pm
Tuesday10am to 7pm
Wednesday10am to 5pm
Thursday10am to 7pm
Friday10am to 5pm
Saturday10am to 5pm
Sundays and bank holidaysClosed

Check our Twitter feed or Facebook page for our Christmas and Easter opening times.

Services we provide:

  • Books - fiction and non-fiction, adult and children, large print
  • Books in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, French, German, Gujarati, Italian, Marathi, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tamil and Urdu
  • Spoken word CDs and cassettes
  • Music CDs
  • DVDs
  • Local studies library
  • National and local newspapers
  • Wide range of magazines
  • Photocopier
  • Free internet access and Wi-Fi
  • Music scores
  • Vocal and play sets
  • Study space
  • Toy Library - reserve and pick up small items
  • Elevate - help, advice and support on employment, work experience, volunteering and mentoring for 16 to 24 year olds.

 

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