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

Can you help me find out about local and family history?

Central Library has a Local Studies collection on the second floor. This contains books, photographs, newspapers, maps, magazines, newsletters and ephemera from all around Berkshire.

We provide a research service for people who are unable to visit the library. You can contact the research team here or call on 0118 901 5950. The details of fees for this service and others are in our pdf icon Local Studies charges factsheet. [107kb]

You can order illustrations using our pdf icon illustrations order form. [58kb]

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