From April 2017 until Autumn 2019 Library services operate from two buildings: borrow books from the Library Building; use study space and services in the Library@URS which provides a quieter working environment whilst the Library Refurbishment Project gathers pace.
Visit the Library website for full information about resources and services to support your studies. Here are a few key links:
- Enterprise catalogue - to find books and e-books for your studies
- Summon Discovery Service - to find online journal articles, chapters and other materials
- Subject resources - discover key sources for your subject in our online guides
- Opening hours - term-time URS Building (study space and services) 24/7, Library Building (books) 09:00-22:00; check here for other hours
- Borrowing- find out how many books you can borrow, for how long, and much more!
- Study areas - we have an number of different types of study area available to allow you to work in groups or work quietly
- Please abide by our Code of Conduct and Library rules
Help and advice
Your subject liaison librarian is your main point of contact with the Library – there is one for every subject offered at Reading. They can help you make effective use of the huge range of resources the Library has to offer in support of your studies by:
• showing you how to use information resources effectively - your librarian can offer training sessions for your School/Department and online library guides for your subject
• showing you how to save time by making the most of all our Library services
• giving you individual help with research - your librarian can offer in depth one-to-one help in finding information, including identifying the most relevant e-resources for you to use
Find out who your subject liaison librarian is here.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help at an Information Desk! Go to the URS Ground Floor Information Desk for general enquiries. Go to the Library Building, 2nd or 3rd Floor Desks for help finding books.
Help for disabled and dyslexic students
Our Disability Co-ordinator, Matthew Holtby, can offer 1-1 advice and support to disabled users. See also our online guidance for Library users with disabilities and students studying with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties and our guide to Inclusive technology to support your learning.