Services for External Readers and External Borrowers

All external readers and borrowers may use:

  • StarPlus (the Library catalogue)
  • Microform reader/printers where available
  • DVD and video players where available
  • Self-service photocopiers. 

External Readers

To apply for an External Reader Card, please  see here

External Borrowers

To apply for an External borrower card, please External borrowers

Access to electronic resources

Customers who are registered as External Borrowers and NHS staff who have registered with the library can use the Guest Wireless Service. 
Guest access to Wi-Fi is available at:

The Eduroam service permits visitors from other Eduroam registered institutions to access their home institution’s electronic resources remotely via the wireless network on the University of Sheffield campus. Users will need a portable computer with an enabled wireless adaptor.

External Borrowers and Readers can access many of the electronic journals from the University's portfolio via dedicated computers based in Western Bank Library and the Health Sciences Library. See 'Access to electronic journals' in the Quick links box for full details.

Further information

If you are mobility impaired or have additional support requirements please see Services for users with additional support requirements. If you feel you will require extensive assistance please call in advance to discuss your needs.

If you are travelling at some distance it is advisable to confirm Opening hours.

For further information on external access please ring (0114) 2227200 or email