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Visitors' guide to the Library: Visitors

Visiting the library

If you aren't a student or member of staff at Sheffield Hallam, you can still use the University's libraries.

  • As a visitor. you will need to show valid photo ID and proof of address. Visitors can use the Library Monday to Sunday,  8.30 am - 7.00 pm.
  • Current students or members of staff can sign a guest into the library for the duration of their visit.  The student or member of staff will need to show their SHUcard.  The guest will also need to provide photo ID.
  • Sixth form and college students (year 12 or 13 equivalent only) can use our libraries for independent study Monday to Sunday,  8.30 am - 7.00 pm. You will need to bring photo ID and your physical sixth form or college ID card. Without these proofs of identity we will be unable to allow you entry.
    • Any school students year 11 or below are considered children by Sheffield Hallam University and are not eligible to enter the library, except as a guest of a current student or member of staff, as outlined in the guest bullet point above. 
  • Refugees or asylum seekers; if you do not have proof of address, please bring your BRP card or other document which evidences your refugee or asylum seeker status.

Please read our Code of Conduct to find out what you can expect from the Library, what is required from you in return, and what happens if you don't follow the Code.

Adsetts Library is the University's library at City Campus - find us on the campus plan.

Photo credit: 'Adsetts Library' by Sheffield Hallam University

Collegiate Library is at Collegiate Campus - find us on the campus plan

Photo credit: 'Collegiate Library' by Sheffield Hallam University

Opening hours

We have libraries at both campuses: Adsetts Library at City Campus and Collegiate Library at Collegiate Campus The libraries are open to visitors during the daytime. Please note that you will be asked to show some ID. The exact hours vary slightly between term time and the University holidays.

Both of our libraries are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year for Sheffield Hallam students, staff, and Associate Members.

Wi-fi access

Visitors and Associate Members are able to access the internet in the libraries by connecting to the 'WiFi Guest' network.  This is part of The Cloud network of wi-fi hotspots and you will need to register for a free account to use it.

University computers

University computers are reserved for current students and staff of Sheffield Hallam.  However, we have a range of study spaces in the libraries without a desktop PC and you are welcome to bring your own device with you to use.

Study spaces

Only Hallam students are able to book meeting rooms and study spaces in the libraries.  Visitors and Associate Members are welcome to use any spaces that are vacant, but might be asked to move when a booking starts.

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

Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus, Howard Street
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