Exhibition Gallery

Come and see the restored Western Bank Library Exhibition Gallery! Thanks to a generous grant from the Wolfson Foundation, a major bequest from a former graduate and many smaller donations to the University's Alumni Foundation, this attractive space has been restored to the condition it was in when the Grade II listed building opened in 1959, and upgraded with 21st century systems.

Western Bank Library
Exhibition Gallery
Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN
Opening times:
Monday to Thursday from 9am to 7pm
Friday 10am to 7pm
Saturday 12pm until 6pm (excluding holidays)
Library services for visitors Access for visitors with mobility difficulties
Exhibition Benefactors (PDF) Western Bank Library

Uses flyer

Our latest exhibition, 'The Uses of Literacy' revisited! Young people in Rotherham reimagine the future, showcases the outcomes of two University of Sheffield research projects: the ‘Imagine’ project led by Professor Kate Pahl from the School of Education, specifically a community-led collaborative research project in Rotherham with a focus on reading, writing and creativity in community contexts; and the Grimm & Co. literacy charity, also based in Rotherham and supported by the research of Professor Jane Hodson of the School of English. The exhibition also draws on the archive of Richard Hoggart, author of ‘The Uses of Literacy’, which is held by the University of Sheffield Library, and highlights his thinking on literacy in everyday life, an important element in the two research projects.