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Battle Library

All Reading libraries are open as normal, see for opening and information.

For the latest on rhymetimes, see

Visit for the latest information - and to see our story and rhyme videos. Stay safe.

Services we provide:

  • Books - Fiction and non-fiction books for both adults and children
  • Books in Polish and Urdu
  • Spoken word and music CDs & cassettes
  • DVDs
  • Large print books
  • National and local newspapers
  • Selection of magazines
  • Community room and garden
  • Wi-Fi and free Internet access
  • Photocopier
  • Study space
  • Public toilets
  • 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.


Who to contact

0118 9015100

Where to go

Battle Library
Oxford Road
RG30 1EE

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Session Information
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 12pm
Saturday: 10am - 3pm
Sunday and bank holidays: Closed

Other Details


Is there a charge for
using this service?

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.