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Cambridge libraries: accessibility & disability

A guide to library accessibility services for students

About wellbeing at university

Flourishing at university is determined as much by your wellbeing as it is by your academic ability: if you feel healthy and content within yourself and your environment, then you are far more likely to perform to the best of your academic ability.

Wellbeing ebooks collection

A display of three wellbeing book coversWe have brought together some ebooks on the topic of wellbeing which members of the University can access with a Raven username and password.

We have tried to cover a broad range of topics within this collection. However, if there is a topic or specific title that you think should be featured, please email ebooks@lib.cam.ac.uk.

Library support for wellbeing

Library staff understand the importance of student wellbeing. These are some of the initiatives undertaken by Cambridge libraries to support you and promote good mental health while studying (some of these may be temporarily affected by COVID-19):

  • Providing welcoming relaxation zones in libraries (warm colours, cushions, beanbags, jigsaw puzzles etc.)
  • Providing reading material to promote wellbeing (self-help guides, uplifting reads), including wellbeing ebooks
  • Offering free refreshments during exam periods; creating time and space for study breaks
  • Catering for different study preferences by providing a range of study spaces
  • In some cases, library staff members are qualified Mental Health First Aiders

We would be happy to hear about other things that the libraries could do to boost wellbeing. Please email disability@lib.cam.ac.uk with your suggestions.

University and college support for wellbeing

The University's Education Policy and Quality Office maintains a Student Wellbeing website detailing college and University support as well as support for particular issues and other useful information.

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