Your University Library

Across campus, you have access to several library sites where you can find resources for your course and your research, use study spaces, and access support when you need it.

Information Commons

All undergraduate and most taught postgraduate students will be given lists of required or recommended reading and other useful materials. You will find the lists for your programme via the Reading List link on the left menu of your Blackboard courses.

Many of your required and recommended readings will be available through your University Library, through our physical and digital library collections. You can access your library account, our digital collections and online services from anywhere off campus.

You can also find a resource list for new students at the University, compiled by the University Library, covering everything from study skills, to guides to student life and things to do in Sheffield.

To get started, check out the following links:

Your Library Welcome - Drop in and discover your library 

These drop-in events are a great opportunity for you to come and meet the Library team and find out about how we can support you both in your studies and throughout your time at university. Plus you can get a free reusable cup and a voucher for tea or coffee. The events will run at the following times and locations:

Intro Week: Information Commons

  • 20 September 11:30am - 1:30pm
  • 22 September 10:30am - 12:30pm

Week 1: Information Commons  

  • 26 September 1:30pm - 3:30pm
  • 28 September 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Week 2: Western Bank Library  

  • 3 October 12 - 2pm
  • 5 October 11 - 1pm

Get in contact and keep up to date with the library

Visit our library news page to stay up to date with library services, exhibitions, and collections.

Still got questions?

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