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Books in the Library

This is an image of a person looking on the library shelves for books.

Photo credit: Sheffield Hallam University

The physical collection of print books are not accessible during the COVID-19 outbreak. This section of the guide includes:

  • information about new Library services to support you.
  • helpful tips to help you search for eBooks
  • quick links to eBooks useful to a broad range of subjects within Sport

We understand that everything you need may not be available within Library Search. Therefore we have created a new service called Resources on Request (RoR).

RoR allows students and staff to request any item they cannot access on demand using the Hallam Library Search. 

Using eBooks

The Library aims to have both eBook and print versions of books, unfortunately publishers do not always offer an eBook in a format suitable for library use, or it is not available at the time we order the print version.

How to find eBooks

  • Go to the Library Gateway at:
  • Search for your keywords in Library Search e.g sport and mental health.
  • To the left of your search filter your results and click on Books / eBooks and Online.
  • Choose a book and follow the link(s) available under Find online. The links will either say View online at: or the name of an eBook provider.

Reading eBooks

How you can use an eBook depends on terms and conditions set by the publisher.  In most cases you will be able to choose between reading online and downloading the eBook for a limited period to your own device. When downloaded eBooks expire you can download them again.

Most eBooks can be read by more than one reader at a time but sometimes you may have to wait if another reader is using the book.You can search within individual eBooks, add notes and print or copy a limited number of pages from most eBooks.

Further help

If you need further help please take a look at the Library Help guide: eBooks section or get in contact. You can find a link to the Library Help guide below.

New eBooks in the Library

Recommend something for the library

We love books... and are always looking for new publications to support your learning and teaching, and to keep the library collections up to date with high-quality materials.  If you think we're missing something crucial though, we'd like to hear about it.  You can let us know here.