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Dol.che Vita

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We are busy making improvements and look forward to welcoming customers back soon.

The Library Café is open between 

9:00 – 16:00 Monday – Friday

Dol.cHe Vita Café, located in the Palmer Building, is currently open 08:30 until 15:30 every Monday-Friday. Offering a limited selection of take-away hot and cold drinks, plus cakes, pastries and confectionary.

Please note we cannot offer seating for the time being, but the situation is being continuously reviewed in line with government advice. A wider range of services, such as seating and an expanded menu, will be introduced as early as possible.

Please remember to wear your face coverings when visiting inline with current government legislation.

Good to Know

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Grab & Go food

Specialty coffees and teas

Outdoor seating


Find Us

University of Reading, Palmer Building, Whiteknights Campus

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Opening Times

Term Time Current Period

20 Sep 2021 – 10 Dec 2021
Monday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Out of Term Time

11 Dec 2021 – 9 Jan 2022
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Bank Holiday and Closure Days

24 Dec 2021: Closed
25 Dec 2021: Closed
26 Dec 2021: Closed
27 Dec 2021: Closed
28 Dec 2021: Closed
29 Dec 2021: Closed
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