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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 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 – passport, driving licence, recent utility bill and/or recent bank statement – and we will be able to input your details and give you your Sheffield Libraries card straight away, as well as registering you for our own Stannington Library system.

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 under 5 will receive a Book Bag full of goodies as a welcome to the library.

If you apply online, you will be asked to provide a valid email address and to provide personal details – name, date of birth, address – and to select your preferred method of receiving communication from Sheffield Libraries.

Your library card will be sent to us for collection and you will have to provide proof of identity – passport, driving licence, recent utility bill and/or recent bank statement - when you collect it.  You will also be required to sign a register acknowledging you have collected your card.

A Sheffield Libraries card will allow you to borrow books, CDs and DVDs from the Sheffield Libraries stock held at Stannington Library, at Sheffield Central Library and at all other public libraries in Sheffield, including those still maintained by the council and those which are volunteer-led. It will allow you to use, free of charge, the People’s Network computers available in most libraries as well as the Public Network computers that some volunteer libraries provide.

You can also use your card number and pin number to access Sheffield’s eLibrary, which has a vast amount of books, audio books and magazines available for you via the Libby app or website.

Additionally, you can search the Sheffield Libraries catalogue and request books from other Sheffield libraries to be sent to Stannington Library. You can also manage your membership including renewing books borrowed.

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 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 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.