Reserve or renew your materials online

You can renew your books, films or music online as long as nobody else has already reserved this.

To do this you will need:

  • your library card number 
  • your library pin

How long you can borrow library items for

Books, audiobooks, e-books and e-audiobooks - 3 weeks.

CDs and DVDs -  one week.

Where to return items to

You can return books, DVDs and CDs to any local library or the Central Lending Library.

Renew library items

You can renew items unless someone else has requested it.

Use our 'Reserve or renew materials online' link above (select Renewals & Reservations). 

You will need your Library card number and PIN.

Alternatively phone or ask your local library or Central Lending Library staff to renew the items you have on loan.

Number of items you can borrow

Adults

  • up to 15 books including audiobooks
  • up to 5 items of recorded music, for example CDs
  • up to 5 DVDs
  • up to 2 Learning Centre books
  • use of a library computer
  • access to our 24/7 online packages

Children

  • up to 15 books free of charge, including audiobooks
  • up to 5 music CDs. A charge s made for these
  • use of the People's Network computers in any library
  • access to our 24/7 online packages 

Young people aged 16 or 17

  • up to 15 books free of charge, including audiobooks
  • up to 5 music CDs. A charge is made for these
  • up to 5 DVDs (excluding DVDs rated 18). A charge is made for these
  • use of the People's Network computers in any library 
  • access to our 24/7 online packages

Adults without ID

  • up to 2 books including audiobooks
  • one item of recorded music
  • one DVD or video
  • use of the People's Network computers at any library
  • access to our 24/7 online packages 

Reserve or request books, music or film

It's free to reserve books, music and films, view their details and select 'reserve it'.  You will need your:

  • library card number
  • PIN (Personal Identification Number)

You can also reserve and collect from your local library or the Central Lending Library.

If the item is in stock in Sheffield, your request will be placed immediately and you will be notified by post or by email as soon as a copy becomes available.

Items not in stock

If the item is not in stock, a decision will be made to either buy a copy, if appropriate, or try to obtain a copy from another council.

If the latter, then you will be contacted by a member of staff as there is a non refundable charge of £7 for this service.

We try our best to find the items you require but cannot guarantee that we will satisfy all requests.

Email reservations & reminders

Receive emails about your reservations and renewal reminders.

Telephone 0114 273 4729, email or call into your local library or the Central Lending Library with your library card number.

To make sure that you receive our email notifications please add our email address sirsi@sccspplor001.sheffield.gov.uk to your address book/contacts folder.

Lost or stolen library card

Telephone us on 0114 273 4712

Email centrallending.library@sheffield.gov.uk

Contact any local library or the Central Lending Library to let us know.

Call into any library to collect your replacement card (adults: £1. Under 18s: free).

Suggest new library books, music or film

Our buying teams are always interested to hear your suggestions for books that might be added to the collections. 

Although all suggestions will be considered, we are unable to buy everything that is published:

  • first check our library catalogue to see if we already have it
  • if we don't have it, make your suggestion online or speak to member of staff
  • yell us as much as possible about the item

Whilst we genuinely value customer suggestions, we are unable to respond to every suggestion. 

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