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Library Online: New students


Welcome to your Library

Hallam Library would like to welcome all new and returning students to the university.

We're here to support you to become an independent learner and to be successful throughout your time at university.  We're here to support you to become an independent learner and to be successful throughout your time at university. We will help you develop the academic skills you need and provide you with the best resources to support your learning. We have provided below a short list of useful information to help familiarise yourself with the library and the services we offer.

Using the Library

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Visiting the Library

Find out the opening times and accessibility of the Libraries

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Library Code of Conduct

This code of conduct sets out what you can expect from the Library, what is required from you in return, and what happens if you breach the code.

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Library Spaces

Your libraries provides access to over 2450 learning spaces with a mixture of bookable and non-bookable resources in Collaborative, Quiet, and Silent study areas.

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Whilst working in the libraries this guide will help you understand the different ways you can print.

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Resources for Disabled Students

The Library offers a range of services and resources to support library users with disabilities or additional needs

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How to Borrow

The Libraries offer a range of books you can borrow, this page will outline how you can request, borrow and return books to the Library

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Laptop Loans

We Libraries offer Day and Week laptops across both Libraries for you to loan and take off campus

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My Library Account

My Library Account allows users manage their borrowing account, by checking items they have on loan, cancelling requests and pay any outstanding Library fines

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Library Search

Library Search is a powerful search engine that you can use to start discovering library resources. This page will support you with your searches and understanding your results.

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Reading Lists Online

Discover how you can access specific Reading Lists for your course modules

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A-Z Databases

We provide access to over 350 Databases students can use for research

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The Library offers access to tens of thousands of electronic books on a variety of subjects, this guide looks at the benefits of using them, and how you can find them in our collections



The Libraries collection of electronic Journals can be searched and browsed here

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Subject Guides

These guides are maintained by subject librarians to help you discover books, journals, and information specific to your course subject.

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The Big Read

Each year we provide a book free to the Hallam community that we think you will enjoy reading and talking about, while also selecting titles that will educate and challenge everyone who reads it

Library Support

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Library Digital Skills

The Library Digital Skills team help you study effectively, they provide hands on workshops for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and many more

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The Skills Centre

The Skills Centre help develop confidence and skills for academic success, through webinars and online bootcamps for over 20 academic skills topics

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Our Librarians have developed an in-depth Referencing guide and online workshops, to help you you get started with citing and referencing

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Library FAQs

The Library has developed our frequently asked questions to provide you with answers to your enquiries quicker

Where to find us?

If its your first time visiting the libraries or if you need to post anything to us, you can use the maps and addresses below.

Adsetts Library

Collegiate Library

Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus
Howard Street
S1 1WB
Sheffield Hallam University
Collegiate Campus
Collegiate Crescent
S10 2BP
Adsetts Library [map pdf]
Collegiate Library [map pdf]

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