System upgrade 10 June – some services disrupted

Tonight, we are upgrading our Library Management System. During the upgrade on Monday 10 June, between 20:00 and midnight, (after the Library buildings are closed) some services will be unavailable.


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You will still be able to …

  • Search the Library catalogue, Enterprise.
  • Access all our E-resources – so any e-books or e-journals you find on the catalogue will still be available via the ‘Click here to access’ links.
  • Use Summon for online access to journal articles, book chapters, and much more!

But you won’t be able to …

The upgrade is planned to be finished by Tuesday 11 June, but the system will be ‘at risk’ for the rest of the week whilst our Systems Team make sure everything is working correctly. We will let you know if Enterprise will be unavailable for longer than initially planned. 

If you have trouble accessing e-resources, you can contact the E-resources Team at or you can fill in a Problem Report Form.

If you want to talk to someone about your account, you can contact the Library at


Disposing of vapes/e-cigarettes at the Library

The Library now has a bin for disposing of vapes/e-cigarettes at the Library entrance, which will allow the University to dispose of vapes in a safe and sustainable manner.

Where can I vape on campus?

Vaping and smoking are not permitted inside any building, including the Library premises (which includes the café), nor within 10m of the building. If outside the Library 10m is the benches beside the lawn.

Changes to Library study space during exams

In preparation for the University revision and exams period we will be making some changes to Library study space in the Library from Wednesday 3 April 2024. We know that this time can be stressful and it’s more important than ever to ensure that you find the right study space for you. 


To help you make the most of this time, the Library has partnered with Reading Students Union to provide increased, quiet, individual study space. As part of this collaboration, the 4th Floor group study area will become a quiet study area. This will allow you to access more study spaces at a crucial time of the year. 


Still need a group study area? 

There are still plenty of areas for group study throughout the Library and on Campus. Why not check out our bookable study rooms on the 1st Floor or explore one of the many alternative study areas on campus? Whether you are looking for access to a PC lab or an individual study space, you can find a place that suits your needs. 


Keep an eye out for more ways the Library can help you during your exams. 


Best of luck! 

Your Library Team