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Christmas and New Year Library Opening Times

Full details of the Paul Hamlyn Library and Reading Campus Library opening hours for Christmas and New Year are now on our Opening Hours page.

Library Opening Times 

To coincide with our ‘Need Help, Just Ask’ event, we are seeking student feedback on the Library opening hours.  There are two questions and these apply to both the Paul Hamlyn Library and the campus library at Reading.  Please complete your responses by December 31 at the link here

Collect your free books by 22 December

Students who were entitled to receive free books this year from the university need to ensure they have collected all their books by the 22nd December. The books can be collected from John Smiths book shop which is open Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 5.30pm

Legacy (orange) RefWorks

If you are still using Legacy RefWorks (this is the orange version), please can we ask that you migrate all your references from this version to New RefWorks (blue version). We will close access to Legacy RefWorks next May. New RefWorks offers enhanced functionality and allows you to collect, manage and organise research papers and documents.  You can read annotate, organise, and cite your research as well as collaborate with friends and colleagues by sharing collections. Moving from Legacy to new RefWorks is quick and easy, you can find instructions below.

> Moving From Legacy to New RefWorks: A Guide

Request Essential reading books in Alternative Formats

This service is available to students with a visual impairment, specific learning difficulty or any other condition that makes accessing printed material difficult. You can request an alternative format for any essential reading book on your reading lists and we will normally be able to supply you with an e-copy of the book which you can then read online or read using an assistive technology programme

Access the service via this link.

Building Works

Building works have now started on the Park side of the Paul Hamlyn Library to deliver a new Postgraduate and International Centre, Sports Hall, and Recycling Centre at St Mary’s Road. These works will continue for the remainder of the 2018-2019 academic year.  Unfortunately, it will not be possible to avoid noise, and library users on the Park Side may find it preferable to study on the Heart Space and Warwick sides of the library.  If you have difficulty finding a suitable study space please speak to a member of library staff. Building works will be restricted to between the hours of  08:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday and 08:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that these works will cause.

New London Fiction Collection

Our exciting new London Fiction Collection has now been launched and you'll find it on the ground floor next to the reservation shelves and self-service machines. The collection contains an eclectic array of genres, periods, styles, and voices. While they all share their London setting, each book expresses a unique vision of the capital, creating a collection that’s diverse, expansive, and entertaining – just like the city itself. If you’re feeling the deadline blues treat yourself to a break and curl up with a novel that we know you’ll love. Check out the collection here where you’ll find reviews and more info about each of our carefully selected books.



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