Limited access stock on StarPlus

Information about certain collections which are only available on a limited access basis.


Large Folios (LF)

Shelved on Level 1 of Western Bank Library.  If you have a library card, please log in to StarPlus and request this item. If the item is ‘reference only’, or you are a visitor, please place a request at Western Bank Library Information Point on Level 5. Folios (F) are on Level 2.

National Fairground and Circus Archive (NFCA)

Requests to use this material must be directed to the National Fairground and Circus Archive, (tel: 0114 222 7231, email: For more information please see our NFCA web pages. Users are advised to make an appointment before visiting the Archive


Shelved on Level 1 of Western Bank Library, customers can request the theses for consultation by completing the online Thesis Consultation Request Form. Library staff will work to fulfil requested material and will contact users about their requests via email. Theses are reference only items and can not be loaned or taken out of the library.

Some theses are not available for consultation due to an embargo being placed on them by the author. A number of theses are available online via the British Library’s digitisation service EThOS.

More information about EThOS can be found on their webpages. Theses entries on StarPlus will show you if a thesis has been digitised.

UKRR Collection

The UKRR (UK Research Reserve) collection is shelved on Level 1 of the Library, and items are available to consult upon request. Requests can be submitted by contacting Library staff via email ( or speaking with staff at our Library sites. 

UKRR is a collaborative distributed national research collection managed by a partnership between the Higher Education sector and the British Library. It allows Higher Education libraries to de-duplicate their print journal holdings of a title if two copies are held by other UKRR members, ensuring continued access to low-use print journals, whilst allowing libraries to release space to meet the changing needs of their users.


Microfiche (MFIC), Microfilm (MFIL) and Microfilm Thomason Tracts (THOM) These items are located in a closed store on Level One. Customers may request the item by completing a request slip at the Information Point on Level 5 in Western Bank Library during staffed hours.

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