Ask your library to be autism friendly

Our training for libraries to become autism friendly is free to download, but it isn’t compulsory. We need you to ask your library to make the adjustments.

This is your opportunity to talk with your local library about autism, raise their understanding, and discuss what would make the biggest difference to you.

Let’s make libraries more inclusive!

How to contact your library

Go in person

Pop along and see them! Ask to speak to the senior librarian and talk to them about the difference autism friendly adjustments could make to you.

We’ve produced this helpful flyer you can show them. It explains:

  • what autism friendly means
  • results from our national survey
  • how we worked in partnership with the Association for Childrens and Education Libraries (ASCEL) and the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL)
  • how to access the resources.

Download our  I have autism – please help me visit the library A5 flyer.

Write to them

Download our letter template, personalise it and post it to the senior librarian at your local library.

There is space in the template for you to add why this is important to you. The rest of the letter explains:

  • Dimensions expertise and experience in autism support
  • definition of autism
  • how autism friendly libraries came to be
  • how we worked in partnership with the Association for Childrens and Education Libraries (ASCEL) and the Society of Chief Librarians (SCL)
  • how to access the resources.

Download our letter template to ask your library to become autism friendly.

Message them on Twitter

If your local library is active on Twitter, you can direct tweet them or private message them. You’re welcome to tag @DimensionsUK and use #autismlibraries

We’ve designed this infographic to download and add as an image to your tweet. It explains:

  • what autism friendly means
  • why autism friendly adjustments are so important
  • results from our national survey
  • how to access the resources.

Download Twitter infographic.