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Become a member

We have a range of membership options available.

Membership options

Plan your visit

We welcome external visitors to our Library as a place to learn and discover.

Members of the public, Alumni, visiting staff and students at other Universities can all apply to use the Library.

Libraries and opening hours

Members will predominantly use Western Bank Library and Health Sciences Library. In addition, Alumni can also continue to access the Information Commons.

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Accessing the Library

We provide services for anyone who may need extra help or support, such as those with a disability, a learning difference, or other requirements.

Library users who need support are very welcome to visit an Information Point in the Library or email or phone +44 114 222 7204, so that we can discuss your individual needs.

Special Collections and archives

Our Special Collections and Archives hold many unique manuscripts, printed material and rare books.  Once registered as an external visitor, our Special Collections materials are available for you to use and can be consulted in our dedicated reading room

Special Collections


Visitors are welcome in the Western Bank Library Exhibition, which is open to the public without membership.

Current Exhibition

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A global reputation

Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We're a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching.