learning spaces

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Library Learning Spaces

Learning spaces are available at Western Bank Library, Information Commons and Health Sciences Library, Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

These spaces are currently available at the following times:

  • Western Bank Library: Monday-Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm
  • The Information Commons: Monday - Friday: 9.00am - 9.00pm / Weekends: 12.00pm - 6.00pm
  • Health Sciences Library, Royal Hallamshire Hospital: Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

A PDF map of Library Learning Spaces within the Information Commons can be downloaded here.

Please see our Library Update for the latest information.

Whilst we are reviewing government guidance and University procedures relating to COVID safety measures, we encourage you to continue to wear a face covering while moving around in the library.

Regular monitoring is undertaken throughout library spaces to ensure compliance and provide a safe working environment for our student community.

Buildings Rooms PC Spaces Bookable Spaces Drop-in Spaces
Royal Hallamshire Hospital Main Floor Yes No Yes
Information Commons Levels 1,2,3,4 Yes No Yes
Western Bank Library Reading Room No No


If you are actively participating in an online seminar, you may wish to consider booking a space on level 4 in the Information Commons. Level 4 is our Connect4Learning Zone, an area where you may feel more comfortable if you are participating in seminars or other online learning activities.

Spaces with assistive technology are available in the Information Commons. If you have any questions about assistive spaces, please email lib-inclusivelearning@sheffield.ac.uk

General Study Spaces

You can also book space to study in a University teaching room. A number of spaces are available across campus (Monday-Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm).
Book a General Study Space.

Buildings Rooms PC Spaces Bookable Spaces Drop-in Spaces
Hadfield Building E61 Yes Yes No
Hicks Building D17, G25, G29, G39a Yes Yes No
Sir Frederick Mappin Building F110 Yes Yes No

Students’ Union Spaces

In addition to libraries and teaching rooms, study spaces are available in INOX & Discovery Rooms, situated on Level 5 of the Students Union.

Buildings Rooms PC Spaces Bookable Spaces Drop-in Spaces
Students' Union INOX & Discovery Rooms, Level 5 No  No Yes

INOX and Discovery Rooms - study spaces are available 7 days a week from 9am until 6pm each day.

Access and egress is via the West Entrance of the SU Building only, as the main SU Building is still closed.

Please note, the majority of spaces in the Modular Teaching Village do not have power, so we recommend you ensure your devices are fully charged before attending.

Study Spaces in your Department

In addition to study spaces in teaching rooms, departments may have local spaces, which will be communicated to you directly by your department.

Accommodation Spaces - there are various social spaces available for you to use within accommodation individually. For the latest details, please visit the Accommodation Update page. Please note, these spaces are for the use of University accommodation residents only.