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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

Whitley Library

This library is currently temporarily closed. Central and Caversham libraries are open on reduced hours - please see www.reading.gov.uk/libraryrestart for latest information. Our online library is available at www.reading.gov.uk/elibrary

Services we provide:

  • Books - fiction and non-fiction, adult and children, large print
  • Books in Urdu
  • 'Back to Basics' books for adult learners
  • Spoken word CDs and cassettes
  • DVDs
  • Selection of magazines
  • 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.

Who to contact

Telephone
0118 9015115
Website
www.reading.gov.uk/libraries

Where to go

Name
South Reading Community Centre,
Address
Northumberland Avenue
Reading
Postcode
RG2 7QA

Time / Date Details

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