Alumni

Due to COVID-19, access to the Library for visitors is currently unavailable.

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How to apply

Alumni and retired staff are eligible for free membership of the Library.

Apply online


If you have any enquiries, please contact the Virtual Advisory Help Service, or visit Western Bank Library or the Health Sciences Library during staffed service hours.

Membership details

As an Alumni member, you can

  • Access Western Bank Library and The Health Sciences Library sites (Royal Hallamshire Hospital and Northern General Hospital) during staffed and self-service hours
  • Access the Information Commons during staffed hours
  • Consult the Library’s print collections - thousands of books, journals and other resources
  • Borrow up to 5 items at a time. Items will automatically renew unless someone else requests them
  • Discover materials using StarPlus
  • Request books and manage your Library Account through StarPlus
  • Explore our unique and original library collections

Services available

  • Guest WiFi (please ask at a Library Information point for details)
  • Self-service photocopiers/scanners
  • Onsite access to some e-journals - complete a registration form to use the dedicated Walk-in access PCs in Western Bank Library and the Health Sciences Library sites to view electronic journals where the publisher permits access, in addition to many open access journals

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Email: library@sheffield.ac.uk

Phone: +44 114 222 7200

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