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Stannington Library is fully affiliated with Sheffield Libraries but we also have our own collection of books, The Stannington Library Yellow Sticker Collection, which is maintained on a separate computer system.  You need to have a Sheffield Libraries card to borrow books from our library and you need to sign a declaration, that you allow us to access your details to put on our system, so that you can borrow from The Stannington Library Yellow Sticker Collection. 

How to Join Sheffield Libraries

You can call in to Stannington Library in person to join Sheffield Libraries, or you can apply to join online at

If you call in to Stannington Library to join,  make sure you bring proof of identity and address. e.g passport, driving licence, etc. We will ask you to complete the application form which includes name, address, date of birth, email address and phone number. If we are not too busy we should be able to input your details and give you your Sheffield Libraries card straight away - but please be aware that we may have to ask you to call back later. We will also ask you to sign our own form so that we can register you on the Stannington Library computer system. This will enable you to loan our Yellow Sticker books as well as Sheffield Libraries books.

Children aged 5–16 and children under 5 need a Parent/Carer to apply on their behalf. Proof of the Parent/Carer's identity and address will be needed. Children aged 0-1 years will receive a Book Pack as a welcome to the library.

If you apply online, you will be asked to input all your own details and then you will be given a temporary library card number and pin number that will allow you to borrow books from Sheffield's e-library (see information about the e-library below). This temporary library card will last for 3 months.

To convert your temporary membership to a full membership, visit any library with proof of identity, e.g. passport, driving licence, etc. You will also be required to sign a register acknowledging you have collected your library card. Full membership gives you access to borrowing books and using the People's Network computers.

In Stannington Library you will also be asked to complete a declaration that allows us to input your details on our own library system. This will allow you to borrow our Yellow Sticker books and to use our Public Computers for free.

When you receive your Sheffield Libraries card you will also be given a pin number. Together with your library card number, you can use the pin number to search the Sheffield Libraries Catalogue and also manage your account, including renewing and requesting items, at:

Sheffield’s eLibrary is available 24/7.  It allows you to borrow books, magazines and audio books on your mobile device or online using a computer. 

Go to or search for Libby on the app store of your device.

Your library card allows you to use the Public Network computers in Sheffield Libraries for free.  Children need permission ticked on their account. Stannington Library has their own Public Computers that are available for use by library members for free. Call in, or ring, to book a session.

Membership of Stannington Library

If you already have a Sheffield Libraries card, we will simply ask you to sign a declaration that you are happy for us to access your details from Sheffield Libraries and add them to our own computer system.

Books in The Stannington Library Yellow Sticker Collection are housed on the same shelves as Sheffield Libraries books. They are easily identified by the large bright yellow sticker fixed to the front cover. We use a different computer system to check them out and back in to our collection.

link to stannington library's online catalogue

You can browse our Stannington Library Yellow Sticker Collection at  to see what we have available, but you cannot, as yet, use this system to manage your account or order books. Children’s books in the Stannington Library Yellow Sticker Collection have an additional sticker – our Franki Fossil mascot.

STAND was formed in 2013 after Sheffield City Council announced its decision to close sixteen libraries (including Stannington) unless volunteers took them on. STAND was registered as a charity in 2014 and is funded by grants, donations and fund-raising activities. The library is run by a team of dedicated volunteers.