Library Services

St Georges Library, SheffieldThe University of Sheffield offers excellent library facilities that provide a valuable support to your studies. As well as the thousands of printed items available in our libraries there is also an extensive range of electronic resources which can be accessed anywhere via StarPlus, the Library catalogue.

The location and opening times of each library are listed below, along with other useful information and contact details.

Where to find us

Western Bank Library

Subjects: Arts, social science and science

The Diamond

Reference copies of high demand titles available on Level 4

1,000 study spaces, desktop PCs and laptop loans, media suite and cafe.

Health Sciences Library, Royal Hallamshire Hospital

Subjects: Medicine, health and dentistry

Information Commons, Leavygreave Road

Subjects: Key texts for all areas.

Bookable space, laptop loans and cafe.

Opening times and contact details can be found on the Library Sites page.

Searching for publications

The University catalogue is called StarPlus and you can use it to search for material held in the library, both printed and online. You can access Star Plus from MUSE; click 'My Services' and follow the link to 'StarPlus - Library Catalogue'. You can search for resources, place requests for material that is out on loan and view details of your library account.

StarPlus provides several databases specifically for engineering which are listed below:

  • Scopus
  • IEEE xPlore
  • British Standards online
  • ASTM Compass
  • ASME Digital Collection
  • ACM Digital Library
  • SAE Digital Library
  • SPIE Digital Library

You can use the Library's subject guides to find out which databases are available to support different subject areas.

How do I borrow a book?

Each library has self service machines that allow you to borrow books - you will need your UCard number. You can have unlimited renewals for each book unless the title has been requested by another person.

Useful links and contacts

The Liaison Librarian for the Faculty of Engineering is Emily Stock who can be emailed via

The Faculty Librarian for Engineering is Helen Moore who can be emailed via, or please use the links to view all the Faculty's contacts: Library contacts

Library Helpdesk: email or by phone 0114 222 72000114 222 7200

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Information for Researchers