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Due to the COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on this site have posted service updates and will continue doing so. Many phone lines and websites are still available, however some contact details may have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

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Palmer Park Library

‘Please note that as of 17th March all Reading Borough Libraries are closed due to the Coronavirus precautions.’

  • Books - fiction and non-fiction, adult and children, large print
  • Books in Hindi and Urdu
  • Spoken word and music CDs
  • DVDs
  • National and local newspapers, and Daily Jang
  • Selection of magazines
  • Urdu digests
  • Photocopier
  • Free Internet access
  • Study space
  • Toy Library - reserve and pick up small items. 

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.

Throughout the school holidays activities arranged for children and families see website for more details. 

PALMER PARK LIBRARY will temporarily close for just under two weeks for essential maintenance work between Thursday 27th February and Monday 9th March 2020. The plan is for the library to close at 4pm on Thursday 27th February and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 10th March.

Who to contact

0118 9015106

Where to go

Palmer Park Library
St. Bartholomews Road

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open: Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sat; Closed: Sun, Mon, Fri & Bank Holidays
Time of day
Session Information
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 12pm
Thursday: 9am to 12pm & 1pm to 4pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays: Closed

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.