Read has 31 singles, 6 doubles, and 9 triples. It houses 70 students.
Read Hall has three lounges — in the pit and on the first and third floors. The first floor lounge has a television, and the lounge in the pit is next to a kitchen.
Read Hall has two kitchens, one in the pit, and one on the third floor. The main kitchen (located in the pit) is equipped with a stove, a microwave, a fridge and an oven.
A trunk room is located in the basement of Read.
Residents of Read can access laundry facilities located in Loose Hall and Main Hall.
Read has a computer lab located on the first floor. It has five PCs, a Mac, and a black and white printer.
Read has a recycling facility located on the first floor of Read.
Read offers heating but not air conditioning.
Read does not have elevators.
Read Hall was named to honor Luella Jane Read. Luella was a German professor at Grinnell College who went on to become the Dean of Women and an Art History professor.