If you need materials not held at Reading you can use our Inter-Library Loans service to request them from another library, or you may be able to visit another library to use them.
The ILL service can obtain a wide range of academic books, journals, and conference proceedings. Because of the costs involved it is meant only for material which is essential to your studies or research.
For more information see our Inter-Library Loans webpages:
As a member of the University of Reading you can usually use other academic libraries. However, if you want to consult another Library's collections please contact the Library concerned before making a special journey.
You can identify some UK research and University libraries by looking at the list of libraries contributing to the Library Hub Discover service:
We are members of two SCONUL schemes which enable you to access many other UK HE libraries. In some cases you may be able to borrow.
For more information see our guide to using other libraries:
Business Enterprise Heritage Trust
The BEHT which is a registered charity aims to promote the study of entrepreneurship. As part of this remit it has a collection of research materials relating to economics, business and industrial history. The collection is available to postgraduate researchers, and if they wish to consult the holdings they should contact Professor Mark Casson (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the first instance.
Further information is available on the Business Enterprise Heritage Trust website.
British Library of Political and Economic Science (LSE)
The Library at the London School of Economics holds about three million items, covering all social sciences, with emphasis on economics, politics, sociology and anthropology. There is a large collection of statistical materials.
Further information can be found on the British Library of Political and Economic Science website.