Service Updates

Sheffield Libraries Services and Opening Hours 
Please note that from Monday 19th July there will be no major changes to our current Library Service offer. We are planning a phased approach to removing restrictions, and must have approval from the Council’s Coronavirus Recovery Group (CRG) before we can proceed. 
Please check this website or ask staff for further updates.
Thank you for your patience.

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All library fines have been suspended until the 31st August.

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The following services are now available from the City Council managed Libraries and Archives Service,

  • Book browsing and borrowing
  • Order and Collect from all Libraries
  • Public access computers - by appointment only
  • Home Library Service
  • Online eLibrary available 24/7 for library members
  • A programme of online events
  • Searches in the Archives - by appointment or drop-in 
  • Searches in the Local Studies Library - by appointment or drop-in 

In line with guidance, anyone can visit the library, but we’ll be controlling the number of people entering the building at any one time. You will be asked to scan the QR track and trace code, or provide your contact details. These will be kept in a secure place and destroyed safely after 21 days.

We require you to wear a face mask, sanitise hands and follow social distancing guidelines.  

Staff will be available for enquiries and advice, joining the library, and helping you to find books and information. They will sit behind screens at the help desk, and we ask you to observe the social distancing markers.


- Discover more about our minimum contact Order and Collect Service for customers.


Opening Times 

To allow as many customers as possible to have access to browsing, your visit will be restricted to 15-20 minutes. If there is no queue or customers waiting, you may be able to stay in the library longer.

Central
01142734727
Children's
01142734734
Ecclesall
01142037222
Woodseats
01142930411
Hillsborough
01142039529
Chapeltown
01142037000
Crystal Peaks
01142930612
Monday
2nd
10 - 4pm
 10-12.30pm &1.30-4.30pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
Closed 10-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4.30pm
10-12.30pm &1.30pm-4.30pm 
Tuesday
3rd

10-4pm

Closed 10-2pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
10-2pm
Wednesday
4th
10-4pm
10-2pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
Closed Closed
Thursday 
5th
10-4pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
Closed Closed10 - 12.30 &
1.30 - 4.30pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
Friday
6th
10-4pm 10-12.30pm & 
1.30-4.30pm 
10-12.30pm & 
1.30-4.30pm 
10-2pm 10-2pm Closed
Saturday
7th
10-4pm
10-4pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4pm
Monday
9th
10-4pm
10-12.30pm &1.30-4.30pm 10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
Closed 10-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4.30pm 10-12.30pm &1.30pm-4.30pm 
Tuesday
10th
10-4pm
Closed 10-2pm 10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
10-2pm
Wednesday
11th
10-4pm
10-2pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
Closed Closed
Thursday
12th
10-4pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
Closed Closed 10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
10-12.30pm & 
1.30-4.30pm 
Friday
13th
10-4pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
10-2pm
10-2pm Closed
Saturday
14th
10-4pm

10-4pm 10-12.30pm &
1.30-4pm
10-12.30pm
1.30pm - 4pm

10-12.30pm & 
1.30-4pm 
10-12.30pm & 
1.30-4pm 

Stocksbridge
01142734205
Highfield
01142037204
Firth Park
01142037433
Manor
01142037805
Darnall
01142037429
Parson Cross
01142039533
Monday
2nd
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm 
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm

10 - 12.30pm & 1.30 - 4.30pm Closed 10-12.30pm &1.30-4.30pm

Tuesday
3rd
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
Closed 10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm

Closed 10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm

Closed
Wednesday
4th
Closed 10 - 2pm Closed 10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm

Closed Closed
Thursday 
5th
10 - 12.30pm &
1.30pm - 4.30pm
Closed  Closed Closed Closed Closed
Friday 
6th
Closed 10 - 2pm  10-12.30pm & 
1.30-4.30pm 

10-12.30pm & 
1.30-4pm 
10-12.30pm & 
1.30-4.30pm 
10-12.30pm & 
1.30-4.30pm 
Saturday
7th
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4pm
10-12.30pm &1.30-4.pm 10-12.30pm & 
1.30-4pm 

10-12.30pm & 
1.30-4pm 
10-12.30pm & 
1.30-4pm 
10-1pm
Monday
9th
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
10-12.30pm &1.30-4.30pm

10 - 12.30pm & 1.30 - 4.30pm Closed
10-12.30pm &1.30-4.30pm

Tuesday
10th
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
Closed 10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm

Closed 10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm

Closed
Wednesday
11th
Closed 10 - 2pm Closed 10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
Closed Closed
Thursday
12th
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
Closed Closed Closed Closed Closed
Friday
13th
Closed 10 - 2pm 10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm

10-12.30pm & 
1.30-4pm 
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
10-12.30pm &
1.30-4.30pm
Saturday
14th
10-12.30pm & 
1.30-4pm 
10-12.30pm &1.30-4.pm 10-12.30pm & 
1.30-4pm 

10-12.30pm & 
1.30-4pm 
10-12.30pm & 
1.30-4pm 
10-1pm



Volunteer managed libraries

Some Volunteer Libraries are also now open for browsing and some are offering an Order and Collect service. For further details visit Volunteer Libraries in Sheffield


Events and activities

All our events and activities will continue to operate online, until we receive updated Covid guidance, which permits us to offer these safely in the library.

For the latest updates on upcoming activities check out our social media channels on Facebook and Twitter, and our Eventbrite page.

You can also view recent recordings of events on our YouTube channel.


eLibrary open 24/7

We continue to provide online library services via our eLibrary and a simple registration process to become a member click here.  The eLibrary contains a large range of eBooks, eMagazines, eAudiobooks, and eComics.  These services are available free of charge to library members.


Home Library Service 

We are now providing home library service deliveries in our new electric van. The service delivers to any Sheffield resident who is unable to get to their local library and has no-one to help them do so, or who may be able to get to the library but cannot carry the books they’ve chosen. 
We can also offer the service on a temporary basis, for example whilst someone is recovering from an operation. For more information about this service customers can call 0114 273 4277 or email Mobileservices.Library@sheffield.gov.uk


Sheffield City Archives and Local Studies Library

To book your appointment at the City Archives (52 Shoreham Street) or Local Studies Library (first floor, Central Library), contact them on 0114 2039395 or email archives@sheffield.gov.uk. Please note you can drop-in to browse, but where capacity is reached you may be asked to wait. 

Who do I contact if I have further questions?

Contact your local library, ask staff, or send your questions to the libraries e mail which is: libraries@sheffield.gov.uk