If you're researching autism, our autism library catalogue is a great place to start.

Using the library

We have a small reference library at our Head Office in London. It contains books, journals and DVDs on autism and can be visited by appointment. If you want to visit the library please email library@nas.org.uk.

The NAS library is reference only for outside visitors but we lend materials to NAS staff and volunteers. We cannot guarantee that all our books and other materials will be available all the time. If you want to visit to look at something in particular please ask us to check that it is not on loan first.

You can use our library catalogue to search for research papers, books, articles, videos and other materials.

Search library catalogue

If you need information about autism or the NAS please email nas@nas.org.uk.

Staying up to date

Autism Update is a list of articles, books, and other media covering practical approaches and accounts of autism and Asperger syndrome added to the library catalogue in the past two months.

Titles in Autism is a list of all articles from peer-reviewed academic journals added to the library catalogue in the previous two months.

Ordering research articles

We can supply photocopies of articles for an individual's research or private study within the constraints of UK copyright law. If you are part of the NHS or a university then you may be able to order them from your workplace or university library for free. We can supply copies of material which says ‘Available from the NAS Information Centre’ for £3 per copy. Please email library@nas.org.uk and we will send you the form to order the copies.

Other research resources

If you are researching autism there are other databases to try as well.

    Specialist databases

    General databases

    Opening hours and contact details

    The Library is open to visitors from 10am-4pm, Mondays to Fridays, for reference. You must book an appointment before coming to the library. Please email us, giving a contact telephone number.

    Autism Information Team
    The National Autistic Society
    393 City Road
    London EC1V 1NG, UK

    Email: library@nas.org.uk