Visiting the NFCA
The Reading Room is open to everyone with eight study spaces, two computers and a seating area for visitors wishing to browse our books and journals.
Monday to Wednesday: 9:30am - 4:30pm (closed for lunch 1pm - 2pm)
Thursday: visits by appointment only (dependent on staff availability)
Friday to Sunday: Closed
Booking your Visit
Although our reading room is open to all ‘walk-in’ visitors we highly recommend advanced bookings. This will enable us to provide you with relevant research material, retrieve collections and book any necessary equipment.
It is highly recommended that you book a computer if you wish to use our specialist websites and electronic resources
Microfilm and Microfiche readers must be booked in advance.
Video equipment must be booked in advance.
The NFCA Reading Room is situated on
Western Bank Library
University of Sheffield
We are accessible via stairs and lift, if you have any mobility difficulties please let us know in advance.
Access for visitors with mobility difficulties
Reading Room Guidelines for Users
Please help us take care of our collections by familiarising yourself with the Reading Room Guidelines for Users
- Please bring a form of photographic identification with you to present at the Library information desk in order to obtain a pass into the library
- Please be respectful of other users and switch your mobile phones to silent mode
If you have any queries please ask a member of the staff, we are here to help