We can accommodate school visits only outside University revision and examination periods. Please apply with as much notice as possible, to allow time for necessary arrangements to be made.
Visits to the Library are often coordinated with a wider University visit to a specific University school or department. In these instances, the first point of contact is the departmental contact for schools liaison – you can obtain their details from Student Recruitment and Outreach.
If you are organising a visit with the sole purpose of using the Library, please contact our Schools Liaison Representative to discuss your needs. Parking must be prearranged and teachers' cars will require a parking permit. Please consider using alternative modes of transport when visiting the University.
Study skills Presentation
Including information on how to find resources in the Library, evaluating resources and referencing.
Tour of the Library
Pointing out key areas of interest and helping students find useful resources.
Time for study
Use of a training room and our printed books and journals for the rest of the visit.
Before your visit search our Enterprise catalogue to ensure our print stock covers the relevant subjects your students are researching
You can also find out about relevant resources and systems we have from the appropriate Subject guide (but note that only print resources will be available to school students).
Individual school pupils (i.e. not in groups) may visit the Library any time outside of our revision and exam period (April to mid-June) by filling in a visitor form at Reception and showing photo ID. Please note that anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or teacher at all times.
Please see the Library website for current opening hours.
As a teacher, you must accompany your pupils throughout a visit and remain responsible for your them, and their actions. Where University of Reading lecturers are involved in a visit, we also ask them to be present and to assist pupils.
We admit school pupils on the understanding that our Code of Conduct will be followed. In particular, your attention is drawn to the following: