Stannington Library will not open on Bank Holiday Monday.
We'll be back offering our 'Order & Collect' service, and to receive your returned books and book donations on Wednesday next week.
PLEASE NOTE: book donations only - no other items at this time. Thank you


Stannington Library is currently receiving returned books and offering an 'Order & Collect' service for borrowers - find details here. Please be assured that we are following council guidelines to make sure the library is a safe environment for both library users and library volunteers.

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.

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Books that are in near-mint condition and are likely to be most popular with readers will be included in The Stannington Collection and made available for library users to borrow. Otherwise books will be offered for sale either in the library or at external events to raise funds for the upkeep of the library. For full details, please see our Book Donations Policy available on the DOCUMENTS page of our website. Any other items, including DVDs and CDs, will be offered for sale on a similar basis.

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There certainly is. For individual contributions, please visit the FRIENDS OF STANNINGTON LIBRARY page on our website.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Your Sheffield Libraries card entitles you to the same services it always has, including requesting material from any other library in Sheffield. But now it entitles you to more – books loans from The Stannington Collection. These are the books donated to us by the people of Stannington or bought using grants from a number of sources including Bradfield Parish Council, Christ Church, Stannington, Stannington Tenants & Residents Association and the Co-op Local Community Fund.

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The hours have not been changed since STAND volunteers began running the library in 2014.

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The only changes that have been made in Stannington Library have been additions.

There is now a greater range of books for you to borrow, and we have books, DVDs, CDs and other goods available for sale in the library, all of which raise funds for library upkeep. You can browse our book stock or use our in-house high-speed Wi-Fi service.

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Stannington Library is open as follows: Monday 1.30-7.00 pm/ Wednesday 10.00 am-12.30 pm + 1.30-6.00 pm/Friday 1.30-7.00 pm/Saturday 9.30 am-12.30 pm.

Stannington Library is not open for normal library business on Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday. Other activities take place in the building from time to time on those days.

Opening times are published inside the building, in the noticeboard outside the building and on the contact page of our website.

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  • CHAIR OF TRUSTEES:   Jenny van Tinteren OBE
  • TREASURER:                  Patricia Chapman
  • SECRETARY:                   Mel Smart
  • LIBRARY MANAGER:      Dot Russell
  • TRUSTEE:                        Peter Butler
  • 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 library.stannington@gmail.com

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Responsibility for managing Stannington Library passed to STAND (Stannington

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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 (Stannington & District Library Group) was formed in 2013 after two public meetings that explored the issues raised by Sheffield City Council’s announced withdrawal of formal support for Stannington Library. Since then, the group has been formalised, a committee was formed and teams of volunteers were recruited