The Library isn’t just somewhere you can get books. It’s somewhere you can do your work on your own or with others, escape sensory overload and get some help with studying. This section of the toolkit will introduce our library and the services it can offer you.
We have specialist library staff who understand autism and want to help you make the most out of your time at uni. They can help you with finding, choosing and using library resources, amongst many other things.
<DESCRIBE THE SERVICES YOUR LIBRARY PROVIDES>
How could this affect me?
Many students in the Autism&Uni surveys mentioned the library as somewhere they really enjoyed being, whether they needed some quiet space to get away from it all or find some help or just to get some work done.
<SAY MORE ABOUT HOW YOUR LIBRARY HELPS AUTISTIC STUDENTS TO REDUCE ANXIETY, OR WHAT PARTS OF THE LIBRARY TO AVOID, E.G. IF THERE ARE GROUP WORK AREAS>
What to do next?
Make an appointment with your academic librarian
<CONTACT DETAILS FOR ACADEMIC LIBRARIAN, AND WHAT TO EXPECT FROM THE MEETING>
Other practical tips, e.g. visiting the library when it’s quiet and checking out the facilities. See also Penny and the library