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Questions & Answers

Stannington & District Library Group manages Stannington Library in a professional manner, and our aim is to provide a safe, friendly, welcoming environment for all. If you have questions about the library, you may find the answers here.

Questions and Answers

Books that are in near-mint condition and are likely to be most popular with readers will be included in The Stannington Yellow Sticker Collection and made available for library users to borrow.

Jigsaw puzzles are being sold for £2 each.

Otherwise books and other donated items are currently sold online. Eventually we hope to resume sales of donated items in the library and at external events.

Individuals are asked to contact us by email at, or in person, so that we can set up a meeting to discuss possibilities.

If your business or organisation would like to contribute, please email, quoting the word SUPPORT and providing your contact details.

Stannington Library will only open its doors to the public if at least two volunteers are available to oversee the session. In this we are no different from any other library, volunteer or local authority-run. To date, we have never failed to open for an advertised session, or even opened late.

Nevertheless, we need to add to our list of volunteers, so please visit the DOCUMENTS page on our website where you will find a link to our application form to become a volunteer.

Volunteers are vital to Stannington Library and we are constantly looking to increase our numbers.

Volunteering at Stannington Library is a rewarding and very social experience. If you have skills you think we could use, please visit the DOCUMENTS page on our website where you will find a link to our application form to become a volunteer.

As well as the volunteer library assistants everyone sees working on the front desk, we need fund-raisers, communicators, people who can help take care of the building inside and out, IT helpers, and a host of other roles.

Your current Sheffield Libraries card allows you access to all the services available in Stannington Library. The only thing you must remember is that books marked with a yellow sticker should be checked out and back in again at the front desk, not through the automatic system.

Your Sheffield Libraries card entitles you to the same services it always has. This includes requesting material from any other library in Sheffield for collection at Stannington Library.

You can call into Stannington Library and ask on of our Volunteers to search for you or you can log in to the Sheffield Libraries online catalogue directly, using your library card number and pin number.

We are reverting to our original opening times from Monday 10th May 2021

Mon:           1.30pm – 7.00pm

Wed:          10.00am – 12.30pm  &  1.30pm – 6.00pm

Fri:              1.30pm – 7.00pm

Sat:            9.30am – 12.30pm

NB: We are closed on Bank Holidays

  • CHAIR OF TRUSTEES:   Jenny van Tinteren OBE
  • TREASURER:                  Patricia Chapman
  • SECRETARY:                   Mel Smart
  • LIBRARY MANAGER:      Dot Russell
  • DEPUTY TREASURER:   Carole Allen
  • PRESS OFFICER:            Bob Mynors
  • SCHOOLS LIAISON:        Phil Warhurst

You can contact any of our trustees through the library by ringing 0114 234 8732 or by sending an email to

Responsibility for managing Stannington Library passed to STAND (Stannington and District Library Group) in 2014.

If you want to ask a question or raise an issue that is not dealt with in the above list, please visit our CONTACT US page. ​Thank you

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.