Library services


The Illingworth Library serves health professionals in Sheffield but is open to anyone for reference purposes. We offer a wide variety of services to help you find the information you need to support your practice and training:

Find out about joining the library, borrowing, reserving, renewing, photocopying and scanning.

Enquiries and literature searching
Do you have a question that needs answering? Do you need to know the latest evidence or how to find statistics? We can search a variety of sources to find you the answer.

Keeping up to date
If you struggle to keep up to date with the amount of new material coming out we may be able to help.

Clinical library service
Do you need evidence to treat your patients? Help may be nearer than you think. Find out how we can bring the library to you.

Other services and facilities

  • computers – available on both the Trust and Sheffield University networks providing internet access and standard Microsoft Office applications
    • all Trust computers are configured for e-learning
    • library staff can give advice and training in computer use
  • study space – study tables are available for individual and group study
  • binding/laminating – the library provides a self-service or library staff assisted binding and laminating facility producing professional looking documents (charges apply)
  • stationery – the library sells a small range of stationery items
  • refreshments – tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits are available for purchase and may be consumed in most parts of the library. A soft seating area is provided for people to sit and eat lunch.
  • leisure reading – we have a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry books for loan
  • colouring in – to support wellbeing in the workplace we have colouring sheets and crayons for adults available free to use in the library. If your creation is half-finished we will keep it for you until your next visit.

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