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Library Services in Reading

You are welcome into any of our libraries to use the Internet, read a newspaper or carry out research. If you register you can also borrow books, ebooks, CDs and DVDs.

Please use the weblink below to find out more about library services and frequently asked questions.

  • Mobile library service
  • Renew and search for books on line
  • Find your nearest library
  • Activities for children
  • Activities for adults
  • Find out about local family history
  • Toy library
  • WiFi in libraries
  • Volunteering in libraries

Use Reading Libraries Online Learning to practise the Driving Theory and Citizenship tests.  Follow the link for the full list of online learning services.

You are welcome into any of our libraries to read a newspaper, join our rhymetimes for pre-school children  or work on your own.  Internet & wi-fi are free, but you must have a library card.  Bring proof of signature to sign up.  If you also bring proof of address, you can borrow books, CDs and DVDs.  Sign up online for ebooks.

Special activities throughout school holidays for families see individual libraries for more information.


Who to contact

Battle - 0118 901 5100
Central - 0118 901 5950
Tilehurst - 0118 901 5112
Southcote - 0118 901 5109
Caversham - 0118 901 5103
Palmer Park - 0118 901 5106
Whitley - 0118 901 5115
Reading Libraries

Time / Date Details

Session Information
Please visit the library pages to find out more about opening times

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.