University of Reading

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University of Reading

About the library

The Library contains over a million items across a variety of subject areas, with a range of collections of specific types of material:

  • Artworks in the Library
  • Course Collection (items in demand and on reading lists)
  • European Documentation Centre
  • Government publications
  • Journals
  • Legislation
  • Maps, atlases and gazetteers
  • Music
  • Parliamentary publications
  • Teaching Practice Collection
  • Theses

For more information please see: Library collections and Special collections.

University of Reading also contributes to the Archives Hub. To browse descriptions of their archive materials, visit their Archives Hub information page.

British Library inter-library loan codes

Library code


Policy code


For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? Yes.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. See their website for details. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of University of Reading's records in Library Hub Discover here.