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Library Café

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Library Cafe is located on the ground floor of the Library, offering hot drinks made by a barista and a ‘grab and go’ menu – including sandwiches, salads, smoothies, pastries, confectionery and a range of essential stationary items. Two Freestyle machines offer water and a range of soft drinks.

If you would like to sit in the café, there are a range of seating options – including comfortable cushioned benches with plug sockets for phone and laptop charging

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

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Opening Times

Term Time Current Period

21 Sep 2020 – 11 Dec 2020
Monday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am – 7:30 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Out of Term Time

12 Dec 2020 – 10 Jan 2021
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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