When you've searched for a book using a Library Search pc and found it on the shelves, you'll need to take it to one of the self-service borrowing machines. At Adsetts Library, they're on Level 4. At Collegiate, one is on the first floor and one is in quiet study. Make sure you've got your Associate Member SHUcard with you- you won't be able to borrow anything without it!
Everything you can borrow from the Library has a loan period of 1 week.
Any books that you borrow will be renewed automatically by the library system unless someone else has requested them. If that happens, you'll need to bring them back to the library. You will be notified by email which will be the email address you provided when your registered as an associate member. Please check your emails regularly to avoid charges.
If things do go overdue, you'll be charged £2 per book per day, including weekend days. You'll get 5 days after the due date though to return your books without any fines. If you bring them back after that, you'll be fined for all the days you're overdue. If you build up £30 or more in fines, you won't be able to borrow or request anything else. If a book goes overdue by 28 days, we'll assume that it's lost and charge you for a replacement copy. To pay fines and fees, please use our online payments system.
You can use My Library Account to find out when your books are due back.
My Library Account allows you to
Any books you have on loan will renew automatically unless someone else requests them. If this happens, you will need to return them to the library. You will receive an email to your student account to let you know if a book needs to be returned, but it is a good idea check My Library Account regularly as well.
To sign in to My Library Account, click on the link on the Library Gateway and enter the barcode from your SHUcard and your password. If you can't remember what it is, contact the library.
If a book that you want is on loan to someone else, you can request it and the next copy that gets returned will be reserved for you to borrow. You can also place a request on a book that is available at Adsetts Library to collect at Collegiate, and vice versa.
To get started, just search for the book or other item you want in Library Search and then sign in using the 'Associate members' link at the top of the search results page. Next, click on 'Find in library' underneath the title and then on the 'Request' link. Make sure that the form is filled in with the options you want and click on the Request button to confirm. This will request the book for you.
You can place 1 request at a time but there's no limit to how many times you can use the requests system.
Books can be returned using the self-service machines at either of the libraries. For example, if you borrow a book from Adsetts, it's absolutely fine to return it to Collegiate. If you want to return any books by post, please leave plenty of time for them to reach us and use the addresses below.
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Hallam University
Collegiate Crescent Campus