Update: New Digital Access to Special Collections

Today, we are publishing our plans to increase digital access to our collections. The new digital access guide is available here.

During the lockdown, we have continued to make available content that has already been digitised, launching new websites and school resources.

From 13 July, we will be re-starting copying services for The Museum of English Rural Life, Special Collections and Art Collections. Please see here for up-to-date information on our copying services.

This will be subject to the usual copyright restrictions, and a small number of collections remain unavailable. Discounted rates apply and the service is free of charge for University of Reading students / research projects.

Later in the Summer, we aim to launch further digital access services, including:

  • A “virtual reading room” permitting registered users to access high quality scans of selected content;
  • New content on the ArtUK and Google Arts and Culture platforms;
  • Facilities to enable remote teaching with collections;
  • Multiple image viewing in our Enterprise catalogue.

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