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Central Children's Library

Join the library, then request a PIN to borrow items.


Opening hours

  • Monday, 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Tuesday, 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Wednesday, 1pm to 5.30pm
  • Thursday, 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm
  • Saturday, 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday, closed

Holiday opening hours

Disabled access and facilities.


eLibrary 24/7

The eLibrary is open 24/7, borrow eBooks and eAudiobooks, and read eMagazines.



Central Library
Surrey Street
S1 1XZ

Library map.


Virtual tour

Take a look at the inside of the library:

Baby and Toddler Times

Every Friday Morning (term time) 11am to 12noon.

Rhyme Time begins at 11.15am

Stories, songs and rhymes in an informal atmosphere. Introduce your child to the world of books within a relaxed environment.

Baby changing facilities are available.


Facilities for you to use

  • Fiction for children of all ages

  • Toilets and baby changing facilities

  • 3 People's Network computers for children's use

  • Comfy seating areas

  • Board books for babies and toddlers

  • Early learning books

  • Parents' collection

  • Picture books

  • Novelty and pop-up books

  • Younger readers

  • Talking books on CD and MP3 player

  • Large print books for the visually impaired

  • Dual language and books in different languages

  • Large format books

  • Information books

  • Reference collection

  • Young adult collection

  • DVDs for hire

  • Magazines for all ages to browse

  • OPAC computer to search library stock



  • Free internet access for children

  • Office 2010 software with Microsoft Publisher 2010

  • Scanner

  • External floppy disk drive

  • Memory card reader

  • USB facility

  • Printer - black & white and colour (printing costs apply)

  • DVD drive

  • All computers have sound - customers need to bring their own headphones

  • Onscreen magnifier

  • The computer attached to the scanner also has Adobe Photoshop Elements

  • Free WiFi


Homework help

Get homework help 24/7.

Contact us


Telephone: 0114 2734734

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