Special Collections, Heritage, and Archives
Special Collections, Heritage, and Archives (SCHA) comprises of the Library’s Special Collections and Archives, the National Fairground and Circus Archive and the University’s Heritage Collections. We collect, preserve and provide access to our extraordinary collections.
Discover our Collections
Search for and browse material held by Special Collections and the National Fairground and Circus Archive (NFCA). Descriptions of our collections can now be searched using Discover Our Archives and other finding aids, including digitised material.
Use our Collections
Special Collections and Archives and the National Fairground and Circus Archive are open to students and staff, as well as external researchers. Find information about our reading room and how to book your visit, digitisation services and how to contact us.
The Special Collections, Heritage and Archives team (SCHA) collect, preserve and provide access to our extraordinary collections of archives, rare books, artwork and objects.
University Heritage Collection
The University Heritage Collection consist of thousands of objects that the University has acquired since its foundation in 1905, preserved to enhance teaching and research, and to demonstrate the history and development of the University of Sheffield, and its position as one of the UK’s leading research universities.