Central Library

Abbey Square, Reading RG1 3BQ

Opening times 

From 27 July 2020

Monday: 10am to 3pm
Tuesday: 10am to 3pm
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: 10am to 3pm
Friday: 10am to 3pm
Saturday: 10am to 3pm
Closed on Sundays and bank holidays

Open for:

Please enter via rear of building on Abbey Square - staff will be on hand to help.

Check Twitter or Facebook for our Christmas and Easter opening times and other news.

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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