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A rough guide to Hallam Libraries

By JordanBrowzer 27 Jun 2018

What are the only parts of SHU open all day, every day, for you to study (and yes that includes Christmas Day)?

The Hallam Libraries!

We have two - Adsetts Library on our City Campus and Collegiate Library. Both are open 24/7, 365 days a year.

Aren't the libraries just full of books?



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Well it's true, we've got lots of books, but we also have…

  • Group, quiet and silent work spaces
  • PCs and rooms that you can book in advance
  • Laptops and equipment
  • 24 hour Library and IT support
  • Extensive online resources via Library Gateway
  • Access to Assertive Technology Resources

Here are some of our most frequently asked questions and the answers - to help you get the most out of our services.

1 – How can I find a free PC?



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  • Use the ‘Find a free PC’ link on MyHallam.
  • Use MyPC (the booking system) on MyHallame, to book yourself a PC.
  • Download the SHUgo app and use MyPC and MyHallam on your devices, on the go. 
  • Borrow a laptop - we’ve got some for use in the library and some you can take home overnight – there's more info on MyHallam.
  • If you need specialist software you can start by locating the software you need to use on the software list, then book the PC's with your required programs in advance through MyPC.

2 – How do I find the book I need?



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  • Search for it on the Library Gateway here are some tips...
  • If a book you need is out on loan – you can request it - here’s how.
  • Check to see if we have an e-book version – ‘refine’ your results to ‘Books/eBooks’ on Library Search (not all titles are available as an e-book).
  • The subject guides on the Library Gateway are full of hints and tips to help you find the best resources.
  • If we don’t have what you need in libraries we may be able to get it from another library for you – here’s how...
  • If you think there’s a book for your course that the library could really do with – suggest it to your tutor or online here via the Library Gateway ‘contact’ page (the link is in the bottom right of the page)

3 – How long can I keep a book for?

4 – Where can I get help!



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"I can’t access a journal, I’m not sure how to reference a website, how do you 'cite', I’m stuck with my ‘table of contents’"…

  • Visit a Library Helpdesk, email us at library@shu.ac.uk, or call 0114 2253333, option 3.
  • Chat online to us 24/7 - from home, work, on placement, upstairs in the library. Use the ‘Chat’ link on the Library Gateway (in top right corner).
  • There's also a lot of self-help material on the Resources page of the Bridge Academic Skills website, take a look here.

We love to hear from our students!

If you have any thoughts, comments or ideas about SHU Libraries please let us know - you can contact us here.

For library news and updates see our blog and follow us on Twitter @HallamLibrary

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