Welcome

Anne HornA warm welcome to the University Library and its web pages. Whether you’re a student, a member of staff, or a visitor, I hope that you’ll find the services and resources you need to help you with learning, research and scholarship. On this page you’ll find links to those services and resources, and to more information about the Library itself.

We’re proud to be part of the University of Sheffield, and to be a member of Research Libraries UK, which represents the UK’s biggest research libraries.

Our strategic plan, sets out a clear vision for the development of our services.

We have a strong record of innovation. Our award-winning Information Commons set a new global standard for libraries and learning spaces for students when it opened in 2007, and we’re making a huge investment in digital content and services, enabling us to deliver more and more of the Library to our students’ and staff desktops, 24 hours a day, anywhere in the world. 2015 saw the opening of the £81M Diamond building, where we provided exciting new services and nearly 1,000 state-of-the-art study places.

We have a great team of 180 friendly and professional staff, who won the “Outstanding Library Team” trophy at the 2014 Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards. All of them are committed to helping you find and use the information you need.

If you have any questions or comments, email us at library@sheffield.ac.uk.

We look forward to working with you.
Anne Horn
Director of Library Services & University Librarian.