STH - Register to use the library

STH staff

STH staff wishing to join the Library may apply to any Health Sciences Library site. At registration, applicants will be asked to present their NHS ID card and confirmation of their home address. Applicants may also complete an online form.

Membership of the Health Sciences Library confers full membership of the University Library, and members may also make use of Western Bank Library.

Access to University digital content for clinicians with honorary status

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 Lindsay Gilroy, 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.

Alternatively you can scan a copy of your honorary contract letter and email it along with a photo to   Include a postal address for your UCard to be sent out to.

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 Library Sites.

Accessing the University Library’s online resources

  1. From any University webpage click Log in to MUSE - log in with your username and password provided by CiCS
  2. From My services select StarPlus - Library Catalogue

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