Library sites and facilities

There are four library sites at the University of Sheffield, each site has a range of study spaces, so you can choose the space that’s best for you. All library sites have networked PC’s, WiFi, printers and photocopiers.

Accessibility in the Library sites

Access and evacuation

We have some detailed guidance including all the access and evacuation information you might need for all library sites. These pages include links to guides from AccessAble.

See access and evacuation guidance

Visit the AccessAble website

Tours and inductions

You can arrange induction and tour of any of the Library sites, in which staff can advise you on the best ways to access resources and also practical matters such as emergency evacuation procedures. A one-to-one advice session with a subject librarian can also be arranged.

Book a tour with the Inclusive Learning Team

Contact your subject librarian

Bookable assistive spaces

Some students are registered to book assistive spaces, many of which are equipped with assistive software and technology. If you feel that this service would benefit you contact the Inclusive Learning Team.

See our bookable assistive spaces

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs trained by members of assistance dogs (UK) or by an equivalent organisation in another country, and have formal identification are permitted to accompany their owners at all times and in all places within the UK (unless there is a genuine health and safety risk) including University buildings.

Download the University's assistance dogs policy (PDF, 285KB)


Baby-changing facilities

  • Diamond - In the disabled toilet on the Ground Floor.
  • Royal Hallamshire hospital library - In the disabled toilet on the floor below the Library (B Floor Medical School).
  • Information Commons - In the disabled toilet on level 0 (requires a radar key which is available from level 0 Concierge Desk).


Accessible toilets

  • Diamond - all floors. No radar key required.
  • Information Commons - All floors. Most require a radar key (available from level 0 Concierge desk). There are standard lock toilets on levels one, two and three.
  • Western Bank Library - Ground floor. Requires a radar key (available at the level five Information Desk).
  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital library - closest is on the floor below the Library (B Floor Medical School). No radar key required.

Gender-neutral toilets

  • Diamond - Level 0.

Prayer rooms

  • Diamond - Male and Female Prayer Rooms 1.03 and 1.04 on the First Floor).
  • Information Commons - Male and Female Prayer and Meditiation Rooms 4.48 and 4.49 on level four.


  • Diamond - Male and Female Wudu facilities in basement and on level one.
  • Information Commons - Male and Female Wudu facilities in level four Prayer Rooms.