If you live or work in Sheffield you can get a library card to access library services. It's free to join and you'll be able to borrow books, use the eLibrary, attend events and access our information services.

You will need a library card to register for Archives and Local Studies use and will need to provide 2 forms of identification.

Find out more about accessing the Sheffield City Archives and Local Studies Library.

Identification required when joining the library

  • adults - need to show one form of identification, containing a photo or address
  • children under 16 - no identification is required, but you will need a parent or carers signature

Apply to join the library

You can go into any library and join or you can apply online. Applying online saves time and we'll let you know when your library card is available to collect.

Contact Libraries Team