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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 nominate a library where you will collect your library card. Remember to bring proof of identity when you collect your card, e.g. passport, driving licence, etc. You will also be required to sign a register acknowledging you have collected your card.

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:

or download the Sheffield Libraries app on your mobile device. Search for Sheffield Libraries on the app store of your device.

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.

Bear's Reading Adventure

Younger children can request a copy of Bear’s Reading Adventure Sticker Book.  This is provided by the Book Trust to encourage children to visit the library.  Children can collect a new sticker every time they come to the library, and when they have collected all ten stickers they can receive a certificate.  Parent/carers will need to apply for the certificate at .

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.