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.

Events at Central Library:

 

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Rhymetime - every Monday (except bank holidays)
Starting on 02 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
German Rhymetime - every 1st Monday of the month
Starting on 02 Oct 17 at 11:30 for 1 hour
Board Games Club - every Tuesday - groups and individuals welcome, games provided. Free event, just drop in.
Starting on 03 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 1 hour
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 03 Oct 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
Rhymetime - every Wednesday
Starting on 04 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Rhymetime - every Thursday
Starting on 05 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 05 Oct 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
Reading Libraries Fun Palace
Starting on 07 Oct 17 at 10:00 for 7 hours
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 07 Oct 17 at 10:00 for 2 hours
Rhymetime - every Saturday
Starting on 07 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Rhymetime - every Monday (except bank holidays)
Starting on 09 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Board Games Club - every Tuesday - groups and individuals welcome, games provided. Free event, just drop in.
Starting on 10 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 1 hour
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 10 Oct 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
Rhymetime - every Wednesday
Starting on 11 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Rhymetime - every Thursday
Starting on 12 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 12 Oct 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 14 Oct 17 at 10:00 for 2 hours
Rhymetime - every Saturday
Starting on 14 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Matilda the Empress: an overview
Starting on 14 Oct 17 at 11:00 for 1 hour
Rhymetime - every Monday (except bank holidays)
Starting on 16 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Board Games Club - every Tuesday - groups and individuals welcome, games provided. Free event, just drop in.
Starting on 17 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 1 hour
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 17 Oct 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
Rhymetime - every Wednesday
Starting on 18 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Rhymetime - every Thursday
Starting on 19 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 19 Oct 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 21 Oct 17 at 10:00 for 2 hours
Harry Potter Day
Starting on 21 Oct 17 at 10:00 for 7 hours
Rhymetime - every Saturday
Starting on 21 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Fantasy World Writing Workshop - 8 to 13 year olds
Starting on 21 Oct 17 at 11:00 for 1 hour
Fantasy World Writing Workshop - teenagers and young adults
Starting on 21 Oct 17 at 13:00 for 1 hour
Design a sock for your House Elf! Or Decorate some Spectrespecs like Luna Lovegood! - Price £1, age 4+
Starting on 21 Oct 17 at 14:00 for 1 hour
Rhymetime - every Monday (except bank holidays)
Starting on 23 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Board Games Club - every Tuesday - groups and individuals welcome, games provided. Free event, just drop in.
Starting on 24 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 1 hour
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 24 Oct 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
Rhymetime - every Wednesday
Starting on 25 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Rhymetime - every Thursday
Starting on 26 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 26 Oct 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
Harry Potter Wand Decorating Session - Age 6+, price £1
Starting on 27 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 1 hour
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 28 Oct 17 at 10:00 for 2 hours
Rhymetime - every Saturday
Starting on 28 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Rhymetime - every Monday (except bank holidays)
Starting on 30 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Board Games Club - every Tuesday - groups and individuals welcome, games provided. Free event, just drop in.
Starting on 31 Oct 17 at 10:30 for 1 hour
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 31 Oct 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
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