Libraries in Sheffield
|| With well over one million books in the area, Sheffield libraries are an excellent resource for information while you’re
in the city.
However, they don’t just cover paper based resources,
you can also get videos, CDs, DVDs and talking books for
education or entertainment purposes, as well as use of
the facilities to access the Internet.
Sheffield’s main library is Central Library [map] on Surrey Street close to the Town Hall and the Winter
Gardens. This library is home to a host of smaller library
services including the Business Science and Technology library, the local studies library, and the arts, social science and sports library, as well
as the World Metal Index.
The Central Library is your one-stop shop for information
on and information in Sheffield. From here you can find
out information about all the other local libraries as well as helpful information if you are looking for
something in particular in the city.
Central Library is also the main lending library in the
city, although you have to live or work in Sheffield to
borrow resources from any of the libraries, as membership
is required. The lending library is open most days until
5:30pm except Monday and Wednesday when it is open until
Aside from the main library there are around 27 local
libraries spread through towns and villages across
Sheffield. All have books and other resources available,
however some have other useful features, for example at Highfield Library [map] you’ll find books in Albanian, Arabic, Bengali,
Chinese, Farsi / Persian, Pashto, Somali, Turkish and
Urdu. In Parson Cross Library [map] you’ll find a Job Shop and local information on
clubs and societies in the area, while in Darnall Library [map] there are newspapers in Arabic, Bengali, English and Urdu.
Sheffield libraries also cater for homebound people and
hospital patients with their mobile libraries and
delivery and collection services.
You can get more information on Sheffield Libraries on