Battle Library reopens next week

Great news for everyone in west Reading - Battle Library reopens next week!

The library is due to reopen next Tuesday 6th April, initially for 9 hours per week (Tuesday 1-5, Friday 10-12, Saturday 10-1).

Working in line with current national safety guidance, Battle Library will offer:

Returns – to entrance when the library is open, book drop when closed.

Order and collect (book online or via 0118 937 5950) – you can order specific or a general collection of items

Limited computer bookings (via 0118 937 5950)

Visitors to the library will be reminded to follow safety precautions, including the wearing of masks inside the building and for the use of computers, test and trace registration will be required.

We will look to continue the planned phase of reopening of wider library services where possible and with safety at the forefront of all our plans. The Library Service hopes to confirm the reopening details for its other branch libraries at Whitley, Southcote and Palmer Park shortly.

Book drops are currently available at Central, Caversham - and shortly at Battle library - and no fines are being charged. The library service’s popular e-service continues to be available.   Over the past year, we have had 2,623 people join the service and we’ve issued a staggering 65,000 eResources.