We have a range of buildings and community rooms across the service, including the Carpenter Room in the Central Library that can be used by outside groups and organisations.

The Carpenter Room

Our Grade II listed building with its beautiful Art Deco features is located in the heart of the Sheffield City Centre. The Carpenter Room is named after socialist pioneer, Edward Carpenter (1844 to 1929). Carpenter had a lifelong connection with Sheffield, and his personal archive and library were donated to us in the 1930s. To this day, scholars travel from all over the world to consult the Edward Carpenter archive at Sheffield Archives.

Hub libraries

We have a range of library buildings and community rooms that can on occasion be used by outside groups and organisations. Community rooms in libraries can be hired for one-off events or for regular events and the following libraries have community rooms:

  • Chapeltown
  • Crystal Peaks
  • Darnall
  • Ecclesall
  • Firth Park
  • Manor
  • Stocksbridge

The main areas in all our hub libraries can be used by community groups when the library is closed.

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