Use our libraries

Use our libraries

Access to online resources

As an alum of Sheffield Hallam you can continue to access a selection of online library resources off campus, including some electronic journals. These include: 

Annual Reviews
Annual Reviews provide review research literature in over 50 disciplines for the biomedical, life, physical and social sciences. The articles are written by leading scholars and aim to help navigate the vast amount of research and data that is available.

BCIS provides costings and prices for the UK building industry, including elemental cost analyses, average building prices for over 550 building types, a range of indices (including tender prices), construction statistics, market reports and daywork rates.

Thousands of multimedia lectures, talks and case studies by leading experts from academia and industry in the fields of biomedical and life sciences, and business and management.

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) contains guidance and practical commentary in the areas of building surveying, commercial property, construction, environment, planning, estate agency and valuation. It is designed to help professionals keep up to date with current practice, regulatory matters, legislation and RICS guidance.

JSTOR is a digital library of academic content in many formats and disciplines. The collections include top peer-reviewed scholarly journals as well as respected literary journals, academic monographs, research reports from trusted institutes, and diverse primary sources.

SAGE Journals
SAGE publishes over 900 journals in the social sciences, humanities and life sciences. Over a third of these journals are published on behalf of approximately 250 learned societies and institutions.

SAGE Research Methods
An essential online tool for researchers, supporting research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process. Including more than 1000 books, reference works, journal articles, and instructional videos by world-leading academics from across the social sciences, including the largest collection of qualitative methods books available online from any scholarly publisher.

Access to over 2000 journals and 2000 books in Science, Technology and Medicine and Humanities and Social Sciences.

Please note: These resources are for personal learning use, including to support finding employment. They should not be used for commercial purposes, for example in the workplace.

You will need to create Your Graduate Profile and log in to get access to these resources.

Become an Associate Member

If you’re local, you can access our libraries in person at both campuses by becoming an Associate Member. After registering, you can use the libraries whenever you like, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, access a wider range of electronic databases and journals when you visit the libraries, and borrow resources.

Registration is free for alumni, lasts for a year, and can be renewed as many times as you like. The Library team aims to approve applications within 48 hours.  Please allow up to 10 days for your Associate Member SHUcard to arrive. You can use the library as a visitor prior to receiving your SHUcard, however you won't be able to borrow books or stay in a library building 24/7, until you become a full Associate Member.

To avoid any delays, please make sure you provide the documents requested in the form and include a passport-style photo, which will be used on your Associate Member SHUcard of the correct size and format.  This means:

  • Front facing and suitable for identification purposes. 
  • Your full face must be visible, with no face coverings
  • No emojis or filters
  • No photos from another document, e.g. your passport.

Please note: You do not need to become an Associate Member if you would like to access online resources and do not intend to visit the libraries. Please see the guidance above about online resources.

To apply for a new Associate Membership or renew an expired membership, please fill in the Library's online application form.


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