Sheffield Hallam University

Contact details

Website: E-mail (general enquiries): Tel: +44 (0)114 225 3333

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About the library

Sheffield Hallam University's Library Service holds over 520,000 physical books, over 207,000 e-books and 74,000 e-journal titles in its collections. The service is delivered across two libraries, one at each campus.

The Adsetts Library, based at City Campus, is the largest library and houses material that supports the wide range of subjects taught at this campus. It also houses a number of special collections.

The Collegiate Library is approximately 1 mile from the city centre and houses material that supports the teaching at Collegiate Campus. This is primarily nursing and allied health, psychology, law and sports sciences.

Some of the key collection areas include:

  • The Teaching Practice collection
  • The TESOL collection
  • The Special Collection (includes a Festival of Britain collection and material related to the Sheffield School of Art)
  • The Readership and Literary Cultures Collection
  • Film studies and art and design material
  • The Corvey Collection

The local library catalogue is available online.

British Library Interlibrary Loan Code

  • Sheffield Hallam University Library: G2

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Copac? Yes. The Copac local holdings display will tell you if a document is currently on-loan, reference only etc. as well giving you local location details.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes, subject to the library's local lending policy. You have to request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff about whether they think the document you need is likely to be available for loan and for advice on making an inter-library loan request.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's web site for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance to ensure the material you need will be available.

How do I find primary source material held at this institution? Visit the Special Collection information pages for details of materials and how to access them.