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Library Café

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The Library is the most well known site on Campus.  The café is inside and serves a large selection of grab and go as well as dine in options.  There are plenty of hot and cold snacks, lots of drinks and cakes and even a selection of stationery items for sale.

From the 15th January 2022 the Library Café will open on weekends from 10am to 4pm.

Good to Know

Freshly baked waffles

Grab & go food

Freestyle machines

Specialty coffees and teas

Outdoor seating


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We have a rotating menu and as such these change from day to day, please ask the staff who will be happy to assist.

We have a rotating soup menu that is changed daily, there will be signage in the café indicating the flavour available that day, these are usually vegetarian but there may be a meat based soup available as well, please check with the staff should a sign not be visible.

Matcha powder is a finely ground powder of specially grown and proceeded green tea, high in fiber and protein and mixed with a shot of white chocolate syrup and a choice of milk

Vegan and gluten-free chai latte is a flavored tea beverage made by brewing black tea with Indian species and herbs with a choice of milk.

Cappuccino is an espresso-based drink, of Italian origin, with 1/3 espresso, 1/3 steamed milk, and 1/3 wet foamed milk. The difference between a latte and a cappuccino is the milk content. Latte has a lot of milk, whereas cappuccino is a strong coffee

Find Us

University of Reading, Library Building, Whiteknights Campus

Opening Times

Term Time Current Period

10 Jan 2022 – 25 Mar 2022
Monday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Out of Term Time

26 Mar 2022 – 18 Apr 2022
Monday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Friday: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Bank Holiday and Closure Days

15 Apr 2022: Closed
18 Apr 2022: Closed
02 May 2022: Closed
02 Jun 2022: Closed
03 Jun 2022: Closed
29 Aug 2022: Closed

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