This library remains temporarily closed - Central Library will reopen in late July with a reduced service - library reopening information

Exciting plans for Battle Library

We are pleased to announce Battle Library will reopen from 1pm on Tuesday 17 September, following major improvements over the summer.

We know you already love your local library and now even more people can enjoy what it has to offer! We have developed Battle Library into a community hub, to make even better use of the building and put it at the heart of the local community.

Battle Library will continue to offer all of its popular library services, as well as Children's Centre activities, adult learning and community activities, supporting people of all ages.

We have extended the building and made changes to how you can use the space. There is a new flexible area that community groups can use inside and outside of library opening hours. The new space includes a kitchenette and an outside deck area at the back of the library.

We have carefully designed all the changes to respect and preserve the character of this beautiful community building, including the murals in the much-loved children's library.

The 400K funding for this work comes from developers who have built new homes in the area and then given money to us for things that benefit the community.

Who can I contact?

Follow the library service on social media @ReadingLibrary and Facebook @ReadingLibraries for the latest updates.

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