How can the Library help you?

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 libraries and the services they can offer you.

Comfortable seating area showing library journals in the background and a vase of flowers on a table in the foreground
There are a range of study spaces at both Falmouth and Penryn campuses


There is a large library on the Penryn campus and a smaller one at Falmouth. Find us online at the Library website. Each page has a ‘Live chat’ option, where you can ask questions.

Alternatively, visit our Library Pathway pages which will guide you through everything you need to know about using the library.

We have specialist library staff who 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. You can find the Academic Liaison Librarian for your course here.

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.

Room with low lighting, a coffee table with fidget toys and comfortable seating.
The Lower Sensory Room in Penryn Library.

The Campus Libraries page has detailed information about both libraries and their study spaces, including bookable spaces. Penryn Library has a Lower Sensory Room on the first floor in the Quiet Study area. It has low-level lighting, comfortable seating and fidget toys and is primarily intended as a place where neurodivergent students can go to relax or study quietly.

Scroll down to the Inclusivity and Accessibility section for details of the accessibility features at our libraries, including inclusive learning equipment you can borrow. You can also book a library tour here.

Student studying with her laptop in semi-private cubicle seat
There are a range of different study spaces at Falmouth and Penryn libraries


What to do next?

Make an appointment with your academic librarian

Practical tips

Our academic liaison librarians provide specialist subject-related support. You can book a librarian for 1:1 support in researching an assignment.