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Your Reading Passport

Your Reading Passport is a combined discount and library card available free of charge to all residents of Reading who are over three years old (under 16s need to get a parent or guardian to sign the application form). 

It offers discounts on:

  • sport and leisure activities at Council centres
  • selected shows and events
  • Reading Museum's Mosaic gift shop and children's activities
  • DVD, video and CD hire at Reading libraries
  • allotments

If you are over 60 years old, have a disability or are on a low income you may be eligible for free or more discounted activities with a concessionary Your Reading Passport.


Complete a pdf icon Your Reading Passport application form [36kb] and take it to one of our issuing centres with the supporting documents.

Proof of address documents for YRP:

  • driving licence
  • recent bank statement or credit card bill
  • building society book
  • recent gas, electric, water or telephone bill

Additional supporting documents required for concessionary YRP, proof of address document and:

  • proof that you are over 60 and retired/unemployed - for example, pension book, bus pass
  • proof of disability - for example, disabled bus pass, doctor's letter
  • proof of low income - for example, proof of housing benefit, working tax credits, child tax credit.

 Issuing centres

  • Palmer Park Sports Stadium
  • Meadway Leisure Centre
  • Central Library
  • Tilehurst Library
  • Southcote Library

Cards not issued at a library will have to be activated at a library before you can take out books. 

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