Skip to main content

Library Online: 24 hour Learning Spaces

Introduction

Introduction to library learning spaces

There are two libraries, Adsetts library on City campus and Collegiate library on Collegiate campus. The libraries are open 24/7 365 days a year to provide you with learning spaces to support your independent study. You will need to bring your SHUcard with you to enter the library buildings.

Due to COVID-19, access to the libraries is currently for Sheffield Hallam students and staff only. We are unable to accommodate Associate Members and visitors to the libraries at this time. 

 

 

Library Spaces

Overview

Using your Library Spaces

There are currently 453 library spaces available for individual silent study, you will need to book a space in advance via the MyPC booking system in order to enter the library buildings.

If you need to work with a mentor, support worker, or need a private space to work online you can book a space on campus via Resource Booker.

 

Whilst using the library spaces we request that you:

  • Please wear a face covering when moving around the library buildings

  • Please follow 2 metre social distancing guidelines

  • Please read and adhere to all library signage, you must not use or enter areas that are closed or marked as not in use

  • Please clean your study space and/or printer before and after use

  • Please wash you hands regularly

  • Cleaning stations are available on all floors of both libraries providing desk wipes and antibacterial hand sanitiser


Please do not travel to the Library if you feel unwell, are showing COVID-19 symptoms or are self-isolating


Library Bookshelves

Please use your Click & Collect service to request books and media resources. Alternatively, you can use our range of online resources. We are unable to provide direct access to browse Library bookshelves at this time.


Print, Copy, Scan

Printers are available at both libraries, these can be used for printing, copying or scanning. Some printers are not in use, to allow for social distancing. We are requesting that you only print where it is essential and that you use the wipes provided to clean the printers before and after use. 


Printing Credit

To add credit to your printing account, please see the following instructions, We are unable to offer print credit top-ups via cash at this time.


Audio Visual Equipment

We are unable to offer Audio Visual equipment loans at this time.


Library Laptops/Chromebooks

We are unable to provide access to Library laptops or Chromebooks at this time. If you have your own device that you would like to use in the Library, please book the 'Desk only (With power)' option in the MyPC booking system.


Food and drink 

There are cafes in both libraries, please see here for opening times.

Library Bookable Resources

Adsetts and Collegiate Libraries are open 24/7, 365 days a year, all of our PCs and learning spaces availability has been arranged in line with social distancing guidance to keep you safe.

 

In order to offer a safe working environment, all your PC’s or study spaces now require a booking to be made in advance, you won’t be able to come to the Library and log in or access to our spaces without a booking.

 

To help you find your learning spaces, Zones have been created on each of the floors at both Libraries, and we've installed signage to help you find the PC or study space you have booked. This includes directional signage to help you find the correct floor and zone, and a large green label on each bookable space which states the PC or desk number. 

 

 


How to Book

You can make an advanced booking here https://mypcbookings.shu.ac.uk or via SHUgo

The following types of study spaces are available to book:

  • Standard PC

  • Specialist Software PC

  • Apple Mac

  • Assistive Technology Resource PC

  • Desk space (without a PC but with power for your own device)

  • Light Box


When you book

  • You can book a PC up to 10 days in advance, in 2 hour blocks.

  • There is a limit of 10 advance bookings at any time

  • You must be the person to login to the PC, and you must stay logged in for the duration of the session or you will lose the booking. It is important to make sure the PC does not timeout as this will cancel your booking


Social distancing and learning spaces

 

Some PCs will be labelled with a Red sign to make it clear that these should not be used. Please do not attempt to use these PCs or move any chairs or furniture as the space is specifically designed to support social distancing and provide a safe environment.  

 

 

 

 

 


Keeping learning spaces clean

All areas will be closed for cleaning each day, some areas between 6am-7am and some areas between 7am-8am. This is indicated in the MyPC booking system.

All staff and students are responsible for their own hygiene - please wash or sanitise your hands frequently, and wipe down any surfaces before and after use. Sanitiser and wipes are available throughout both libraries.

Library Spaces

Adsetts learning spaces

These are the learning spaces available:

  • Quiet study - Level 2, 3, 4 and 5

  • Assistive Technology Resource (ATR) areas - Levels 2, 3, 4 

  • Individual Booths - Levels 3, 5 and 5

  • Individual PCs - Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5

  • Empty desks power enabled for use with a laptop - Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5

  • Empty desk without power - Levels 2, 3, 4 and 5

  • Specialist software PC's -

    • Games Spec - Level 3 Zone C

    • MCAD Spec - Level 3 Zone C

  • Apple Mac's - Level 5

  • Light Box - Level 5

The building still provides access to the Prayer room and Cafes 

Adsetts unavailable spaces

Due to COVID-19 safe working we are unable to open:

  • Bloomberg room - Not currently available, students on relevant courses can access this remotely

  • Interactive media resource room (Games Room) - Students on relevant courses can access through Click and Collect

  • Meeting rooms - Not currently available, Group projects can be completed via online collaborative work 

  • Stack -- Not currently available, please use the Document Supply Service or Click and Collect

  • The skills centre - The Skills Centre now offer online meetings and support 

  • Teaching rooms - These spaces can only be used for timetabled teaching

  • Listening Rooms - Only available as online/virtual listening rooms

  • Special Collection - Not currently available

Please contact Disabled Student Support if you have any accessibility issues related to these facilities


Collegiate learning spaces

These are the learning spaces available:

  • Assistive Technology Resource (ATR) areas - Ground floor and Level 1

  • Individual booths - Ground floor and Level 1

  • Individual PC's - Ground floor and Level 1

  • Empty desks with power enabled for use with a laptop - Ground floor and Level 1

  • Empty desks without power - Ground floor and Level 1

  • Quiet study - Ground floor and Level 1

  • Specialist software PC's -

    • Software A - Level 1

    • Software B - Level 1

  • Apple Mac's - Ground floor and Level 1

Collegiate unavailable spaces

Due to COVID-19 safe working we are unable to open:

  • Meeting rooms - Not currently available, Group projects can be completed via online collaborative work 

  • Practice Learning Suite - Please contact your tutor for alternatives

  • Teaching rooms - These spaces can only be used for timetabled teaching 

  • Listening Rooms - Only available as online/virtual listening rooms

  • The skills centre - The Skills Centre now offer online meetings and support 

  • Stack - Not currently available, please use the Document Supply Service or Click and Collect

Please contact Disabled Student Support if you have any accessibility issues related to these facilities

 

Maintenance

We are always working to improve your library spaces. to keep up-to-date with building maintenance, please check here for Adsetts or Collegiate library updates.

Learning spaces FAQs

Adsetts Library [map pdf]
Collegiate Library [map pdf]

Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus, Howard Street
Sheffield S1 1WB