Using libraries and library resources (books, articles, databases etc.) is at the heart of a Cambridge education and at the centre of academic research. While we strive to make libraries universally accessible, we are a long way from this aim. Sometimes library users can encounter barriers to reading and study.
Barriers can present problems for:
The Cambridge Libraries Accessibility guide signposts information and services to help overcome these barriers, as well as explaining some of the ways in which the libraries are working towards a more universally accessible service.
The full guide is available online.
Knowing how to make the best use of the libraries and resources available to you during your studies is important. To help you, the libraries offer induction and orientation sessions and other types of training. For a full list, see the Library Study Skills Catalogue on Moodle. Staff will try to accommodate any accessibility needs that you may have in these sessions.
If you feel that you would benefit from a tailored or one-to-one session, please email the Libraries Accessibility Service or speak to your college or faculty/departmental library staff.