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Making the most of your Library off-campus


Welcome to your guide to making the most of your library off-campus. 

Whether you are at home, away or on the move, your library provides you with a wide range of resources, support and opportunities for your learning and research, available at the point of need anytime anywhere.

COVID-19 update

Please check the latest Sheffield Hallam University Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for staff and students.  

The health and safety of students and staff is our top priority. In line with national public health guidance regarding COVID-19, and to protect you and help stop the spread of coronavirus, Adsetts and Collegiate libraries closed at 5pm, Monday 23rd March and remain closed until further notice.

If you cannot get online from home, access specialist software, or the other learning resources you need to complete assessments or prepare for examinations, please contact Hallam Help.


If you have print books or other physical items currently on loan:

All due dates for print books and other physical items have been extended to the 14th August 2020. Borrowing limits have been extended to 30 items for all students and staff. No item can be recalled and overdue fines have been suspended.

The libraries remain closed, so we cannot accept returns of library items at this time. Our advice is to keep hold of anything you have borrowed until we can announce further plans to allow books and other items to be returned safely. 

Extending access to electronic resources

  • Electronic resources have been extended to include hundreds of thousands of books, journals and other resources not previously directly available to students and staff. Wherever possible we are making these resources discoverable via Library Search, and all are now available to connect to via the Library Gateway A-Z. Up to date lists will be maintained as part of this guide in the‘Using eBooks, ejournals, and databases’ section.
  • If you cannot find and access an item you need via Library Search, please use our new service Resources on Request  (RoR). RoR has been created to facilitate your access to our extended resources, and in recognition that our normal inter library loan and document supply services are suspended.
  • We are working to identify in demand textbooks to make available electronically.