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Coronavirus

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.

If you have any queries, please email us at dos@reading.gov.uk or fis@reading.gov.uk

Southcote Library

All Reading libraries are open as normal, see www.reading.gov.uk/libraries for opening and information.

For the latest on rhymetimes, see www.reading.gov.uk/rhymetimes

Visit www.reading.gov.uk/libraryrestart for the latest information - and https://www.youtube.com/c/ReadingCouncilNews/videos to see our story and rhyme videos. Stay safe.

Services we provide:

  • Books - Fiction and non-fiction books for both adults and children
  • Spoken word CDs
  • DVDs
  • Large print books
  • National and local newspapers
  • Local Studies Pack on the development of the Southcote estate
  • Free Internet access
  • Photocopier
  • Study space

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

Telephone
0118 9015109
Website
www.reading.gov.uk/libraries

Where to go

Name
Southcote Library
Address
Southcote Community Hub
Coronation Square
Reading
Postcode
RG30 3QP

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Open Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat; Closed Mon, Weds, Sun & Bank Holidays
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 7pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 4pm
Friday: 9am - 12pm
Saturday: 10am - 1pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays: Closed

Other Details

Costs

Is there a charge for
using this service?
No

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.