Information for students

Get started with the Library

We have pulled together the essential information you need to ‘Get Started’ - a quick guide to using the Library for students.

Library spaces

Library Update
Access to the Information Commons and Western Bank Library is currently available in bookable slots. The latest information is available via our Library Update page.

Find a space to study

For a full list of places to study, please visit the Learning Spaces web page.

Virtual Library Commons

The Virtual Library Commons is the Library’s online learning space. View our upcoming sessions and book a place here.


Researching and Critical Thinking in the Library

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Research and critical thinking is a core component of the My Learning section of the Sheffield Graduate Attributes. The Library is here for you as you undertake your research projects and dissertations.

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Library Guide for Dissertations and Independent Research Projects
Research Skills - Creating
Research Skills - Disseminating