Visit us and you will receive a warm welcome at University of Reading Special Collections.

Most of our collections are available to view in our pleasant reading room, which is open to all. This is located in the same building as The Museum of English Rural Life. The reading room page contains the latest guidance on how our service has been adapted for COVID-19, and what changes you can expect.

We also make our collections accessible online in lots of ways; see our digital access guide.

Selected items are on temporary display here and in the main University Library (see our programme), including displays in the Ladybird Gallery (NB due to COVID-19, access to the Ladybird Gallery may be limited).