New App launches to help library users

Residents can now reserve or renew books in any of the town’s libraries with a new app.

The Library App gives residents the ability to reserve or renew books remotely, enabling users to manage their library accounts conveniently from their devices.

The app enhances the overall user experience and will help users access all the resources available from Reading Libraries wherever they are.

Residents will have 24/7 access to library resources where they can complete research, extend loans, make reservations and requests and interact with library resources from anywhere, at any time.

Key features of the Reading Libraries app include;

  • Multiple library accounts can be managed in one app, all the families library ‘cards’ in one place
  • Search the full Reading Borough Council library catalogue and reserve a book to collect at your local library
  • Extend the loans of books via the app
  • Access eBooks, audio books and eMagazines and other online resources.

Reading’s library stock is now more accessible, as well as being completely free to borrow.

Librarians, kiosks and book drops continue to be available in-branch and branch opening times can also be checked in the app.

The app can be downloaded here

For more information visit or ask about the app in your local library.

Last updated on 31/01/2024