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

Background

There is a large library on the Penryn campus and a slightly smaller one at Falmouth. New students can visit our Welcome to the Library Service or check out the Library FAQs. 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. During term time, why not pop along to the Info Perch for support with reading, research and referencing?

Academic librarian sitting next to a sign saying 'Info Perch'
During term time, pop into the ‘Info Perch’ for advice from our academic librarians

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.

The Available Study Spaces page is regularly updated and can help you find a quiet time and place to study. There are group areas, quiet areas and solo spaces.

The Library’s Accessibility page gives details of support and resources available to students with disabilities and learning differences.

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.