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Visitors' guide to the Library: Visitors

This is a guide to Sheffield Hallam University Library for students and staff from other universities and members of the public.

Using the library

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

  • Register as an Associate Member - see the Membership tab for further details.
  • Visitor - you will need to show valid photo ID and proof of address. Visitors can use the Library 8.30am - 7pm Monday - Sunday.
  • Sign in as a Guest by a current student or member of staff for the duration of their visit - you will need to show valid photo ID.
  • School and college students over 16 who would like to use our libraries to support their studies, please see our Schools and Colleges Guide for more information.

Please see our Code of Conduct of what you can expect from the Library, what is required from you in return, and what happens if you breach the code.

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.

If you would like to use the libraries regularly, get access 24/7 or borrow books, you need to register to become an Associate Member.  For more information, see the Membership page of this guide.

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.

How to find the Libraries

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

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

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