Answered By: Your Library Team
Last Updated: May 26, 2023     Views: 70

Summer vacation loan arrangements: We are pleased to confirm the arrangements for library loans and requests over the summer vacation.

Vacation loan arrangements: Vacation loans will start from 9am on the 3rd June 2023.  Items issued or renewed after that date, which have not been requested by other users, will be due on 2nd October 2023.

Recall of loans and loaning requested items: During the vacation we will be operating a 15 day recall period in order to ensure that if you need access to items, they are obtainable and that if an item is recalled you have sufficient notice to be able to return it.

Items which have outstanding requests when they are loaned will also be issued for a period of 14 days.  Any items you have requested will be held for 7 days.

If you would like us to hold them for longer then please email

Final Year Students: If you are finishing your studies at the University of Sheffield, please return all of you library material before you leave. If you have returned home, but are still in the UK, you can use the following Freepost link via Royal Mail

Students who have completed their course of study can apply for extended access to Western Bank Library, Information Commons and the Health Sciences Library, Royal Hallamshire Hospital. This will be for access only, no borrowing or booking of spaces will be available. To qualify for access you must have cleared your library account of all items on loan. Access will be until graduation. Please complete this form to apply for access.

Please contact us via email or live chat if you have any questions. We are here to help. 

Have a lovely summer