Access to University eResources for Honorary clinicians

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Access to the University of Sheffield's full electronic library is available to all clinicians with honorary status at the University of Sheffield. This includes most of the consultants and many of the registrars working in STH, SCH and the associated teaching hospitals.

How to register

Step 1: Obtain a letter confirming your honorary status with the University of Sheffield.

Do this by emailing your CV to Ruth Lilley, Staffing Officer: Staff working in the Associate Teaching Hospitals will also need to send a supporting letter from their Associate Director of Teaching or Medical Director to confirm involvement in undergraduate teaching.

Step 2: Register with CiCS, the University’s IT Department.

Request an account for the University’s network, a MUSE account and an Associate uCard from CiCS. Register in person at the CiCS Computing Centre on Hounsfield Road. You must provide CiCS with one of the following;

  • Letter of appointment
  • Contract
  • Passport
  • Driver’s licence
  • Other photographic ID

It is advised that you telephone first to ensure that your details are present on the University’s HR database.

UCards and Registration, Computing Centre, University of Sheffield,
Hounsfield Road, Sheffield. S3 7RF
Tel: 0114 222 1111

Your card will be activated overnight.

The uCard will also act as a library card and you are welcome to use the print collections and all the facilities available at other University Libraries. More information is available from:

Accessing the University Library’s online resources

  1. Open up the Library homepage at
  2. Click on the link to the Library Catalogue, StarPlus.
  3. In StarPlus click on ‘University members’ in the top right-hand corner and type in your username and password which has been provided by CiCS. Your name should appear in the top right-hand corner.

You can now search the catalogue for all the Library’s print and electronic resources. Take a look at our StarPlus tutorial to make sure you find what you need.

For help at any time contact your liaison team or use the Library HelpDesk; Tel: 0114 222-7200 (external) 27200 (internal)