We operate a ‘no card, no access policy’ and reserve the right to refuse access to anyone, including University members, who cannot identify themselves adequately.
How card-holders get in
University of Reading Campus Card-holders and Library Card-holders are welcome at all times. However, during restricted times, the Library Building revolving door will be locked, so please enter by the right-hand Library door.
- University members gain automatic entry by placing their Campus Card on the ‘proximity reader’ beside the right-hand door.
- Library Card holders must show their card to staff to gain entry. Please knock for attention if staff are not right beside the door.
Restrictions for visitors
Members of the public without cards are only admitted weekdays 08:00–17:00, 3 April – 9 June 2017. Regrettably, they may not use study spaces here as these are required by our own students revising for exams. Visitors are encouraged to look to their own school, college or public library for study space.
As always, our policy is that children in the Library must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
We apologise to visitors unable to use Café Libro during restricted periods. Please try another outlet on campus or at Christchurch Green.
UoR campus card faulty?
Should your University Campus Card fail to open the Library’s front door with the card reader, please ask Campus Card Services to fix the fault via their Campus Card non-residential door access report form or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternative study space during Library refurb
UoR students can also use additional study space listed on the Library Refurbishment Project page.
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