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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 Yellow Sticker Collection and made available for library users to borrow.

Jigsaw puzzles, adult and children's book, DVDs and some other saleable items are sold in our Bargain Corner and at external events.

Any excess donations are currently sold online where possible.

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

We have a Friends of Stannington Library group that donate money regularly - please visit the Friends of SL page for more details.

If your business or organisation would like to contribute, please email library.stannington@gmail.com, quoting the word SUPPORT and providing your contact details. Please visit our Supporters page for details of businesses that have supported us.

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 only failed to open for an advertised session on one occasion and that was only because there was a power failure affecting our part of Stannington.

Visit our Volunteers page for more information about how to become a volunteer.

Your current Sheffield Libraries card allows you access to all the services available in Stannington Library. Stannington Library has books owned by Sheffield Libraries but it also has its own Yellow Sticker Collection of books that is constantly being updated - see our Latest Additions page. To be able to borrow our Yellow Sticker books you need to sign an agreement to allow us to access the details you provided to Sheffield Libraries.

NB: Yellow Sticker books can only be returned to Stannington Library whereas Sheffield Libraries books can be returned to any Sheffield Library.

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 download our Volunteer Application Form which can be completed and delivered to the library. Alternatively send us an email on library.stannington@gmail.com or phone and leave a message on 0114 234 8732. Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to arrange a meeting.

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.

See our Volunteers page for the latest information.

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 one 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.

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

As well as books owned by Sheffield Libraries, Stannington Library has its own collection of Yellow Sticker books. Currently there are around 9,500 Yellow Sticker books available for loan and we are adding new books every month.

We also decided to invest in a new suite of computers for use by our library users. Currently there is only one available to book, as we have restrictions in the library because of the Covid pandemic, but normally there are three adult ones and two for use by children.

There's a great selection of second-hand adult and children's books for sale in our Bargain Corner, as well as DVDs and a few CDs. All funds raised go towards the upkeep of the library.

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

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
  • FINANCE ASSISTANT:    Pat Hague
  • BUILDING MANAGER:   John Russell
  • PRESS OFFICER:             Bob Mynors
  • SCHOOLS LIAISON:       Phil Warhurst
  • IT SUPPORT:                   Shelagh Whiteley

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

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.