Sheffield Hallam University Library

Contact details

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Sheffield Hallam University Library

About the library

The history of the University can be traced back to 1843 when the Sheffield School of Design was founded. In 1969 a number of colleges merged to form Sheffield City Polytechnic. In 1992 it became Sheffield Hallam University. More information about the history of the institution can be found here

Sheffield Hallam University's Library Service contains over 520,000 physical books, over 207,000 e books and 74,000 ejournal titles in its collections. The service is delivered over two libraries, one at each campus.

The Adsetts Library, based at City Campus, is the largest library and houses material that supports the wide range of subjects taught at this campus. It also houses a number of special collections.

The Collegiate Library is approximately 1 mile from the city centre and houses material that supports the teaching at Collegiate Campus. This is primarily nursing and allied health, psychology, law and sports sciences.

Some of our collection areas:

  • Teaching practice collection
  • TESOL collection
  • The Special Collection (includes a Festival of Britain collection and material related to the Sheffield School of Art)
  • Readership and Literary Cultures Collection
  • Film studies and Art and design material
  • Corvey Collection

The local library catalogue is available online.

British Library inter-library loan codes

Library codes

Document Supply Services - Adsetts: SH/C-1, Document Supply Services - Collegiate: SH/C-4

Policy code


For an explanation of these codes, and for more information on arranging inter-library loans, see the inter-library loans page on the British Library website.

Accessing materials

Can I see live document availability on Library Hub Discover? No.

Can I obtain items via inter-library loan? Yes - subject to the library's local lending policy. See their website for details. You must request an inter-library loan via a library of which you are a member. Talk to your own library staff for advice on ordering an item.

Can I visit the library to view materials? Yes - see the library's website for access details. If you wish to visit it is advisable to contact the library in advance, to ensure that they can accommodate you and that the material you need will be available.


Browse all of Sheffield Hallam University Library records in Library Hub Discover here.