In-Library Services

Computers and Study Space Appointments

Beginning August 31, we’re expanding services inside the library to include computer use, individual study, and small group spaces-all available by reservation only. We’re pleased to offer more services as part of our safe opening plan, and we are excited to welcome you back to the library.

While browsing in the library is not available at this time, we are working on a safe plan to allow this in the future. Options for quiet study and business meetings are described below. Please note the terms & conditions you must agree to follow upon making your reservation by clicking “confirm” at the bottom of the page. We look forward to seeing you in the library!

Spaces can be reserved online or by calling 781-944-0840. Our goal is to provide library services in the safest, most equitable manner possible. Please understand that reservation duration and frequency may vary depending on capacity and demand as we seek ways to expand in-library services.

  • Face coverings are required at all times while in the building.
  • Please arrive no earlier than five minutes before your scheduled time.
  • Reservation end times are strictly enforced.
  • If you are unable to make your reservation, we ask that you cancel immediately to make the space available for others.
  • Patrons with repeated no-shows or who disregard reservation end times or safety precautions may be subject to temporary or permanent restrictions on reservations.
  • The Reading Public Library reserves the right to cancel reservations for the health and safety of the public and library staff.
  • Patrons agree to abide by the “Patron’s Rights and Responsibilities” policy
  • These terms are subject to change based on health directives and the availability of resources.
Public Computers

Library computers provide internet access, Microsoft Office programs, and access to a fee-based printing system. Users may book computer use for 1 hour per day, 3 times per week.  Reservations accepted up to 1 week in advance.

  • At this time we cannot guarantee in-person technical assistance with library computers.
  • No virtual meetings or extended phone conversations.

 

 

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Individual Study Space

Reserve a desk for individual work and study. All spaces are located near a power source for charging your devices. Quiet Study is a “Silent” zone. All other study areas are “Reduced Noise” zones where virtual meetings or extended cell phone conversations are not permitted. Please reserve a Business Space if you need to participate in virtual meetings or use a cell phone.
Individual study space can be booked for two (2) hours per day, three (3) times per week.  Reservations can be made up to one (1) week in advance.

 

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Paired Study

This space comes with a table and two chairs. Please note, due to safety and spacing requirements, there may not be a power outlet available. Paired Study spaces are not private and are located in areas of the library that permit “Normal Conversation Tones.”
Virtual meetings and extended cell phone conversations are not permitted. Please reserve a Business Space if you need to participate in virtual meetings or use a cell phone.
Paired Study space can be booked for one (1) hour per day, two (2) times per week.  Reservations can be made up to one (1) weeks in advance.

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Business Space

Business Spaces come with a table and two seats for in-person or virtual meetings. Cell phone use is permitted.  These spaces are not private and users must respect others who may also be working nearby.
These work spaces do not include computers but are located near a power source for charging your device.

Business Spaces may be reserved for up to two (2) hours per day, one (1) day per week.  Reservations can be made up to one (1) week in advance.

 
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