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 Thursday
Starting on 01 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 01 Jun 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
Three by Half Moon Theatre - for 3 to 8 year olds
Starting on 02 Jun 17 at 10:00 for 1 hour
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 03 Jun 17 at 10:00 for 2 hours
Rhymetime - every Saturday
Starting on 03 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Rhymetime - every Monday (except bank holidays)
Starting on 05 Jun 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 06 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 1 hour
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 06 Jun 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
Rhymetime - every Wednesday
Starting on 07 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Rhymetime - every Thursday
Starting on 08 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 08 Jun 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 10 Jun 17 at 10:00 for 2 hours
Rhymetime - every Saturday
Starting on 10 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Come to Code Club - 9 to 11 year olds - free but must attend six sessions
Starting on 10 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 75 minutes
Rhymetime - every Monday (except bank holidays)
Starting on 12 Jun 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 13 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 1 hour
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 13 Jun 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
Rhymetime - every Wednesday
Starting on 14 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Rhymetime - every Thursday
Starting on 15 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 15 Jun 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 17 Jun 17 at 10:00 for 2 hours
Rhymetime - every Saturday
Starting on 17 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Rhymetime - every Monday (except bank holidays)
Starting on 19 Jun 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 20 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 1 hour
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 20 Jun 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
Rhymetime - every Wednesday
Starting on 21 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Rhymetime - every Thursday
Starting on 22 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 22 Jun 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 24 Jun 17 at 10:00 for 2 hours
Rhymetime - every Saturday
Starting on 24 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Rhymetime - every Monday (except bank holidays)
Starting on 26 Jun 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 27 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 1 hour
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 27 Jun 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
Rhymetime - every Wednesday
Starting on 28 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Rhymetime - every Thursday
Starting on 29 Jun 17 at 10:30 for 30 minutes
Reading Voluntary Action Digital Champions
Starting on 29 Jun 17 at 14:00 for 2 hours
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