Fiction and non-fiction books
Books on tape and CD
Ordnance Survey maps
We have a large general fiction collection and also provide a range of genre fiction including:
Crime, adventure and thrillers
Family sagas and romance
Ask us if you need help finding something, would like suggestions on what to read.
Visit our Reading Room.
We several copies of the top 10 paperback fiction and non-fiction titles automatically as they enter the charts.
You can borrow them for one week and renew them once, for 1 week
If you need longer, you can borrow or reserve a standard 3 week copy of the title
Normal overdue charges apply
As titles move out of the charts they will be transferred to other libraries in the city
Blaze into Batman or sample some manga.
If you're new to graphic novels, or want to try a different style of graphic novel read our guide 'So you want to get into Graphic Novels?'.
There are 4 reading groups in the Central Library that meet at various points in the month.
All the groups are currently full. If you would like to join the waiting list please phone 0114 2734727.
Our Music and Film Collection is housed in the Central Lending Library and has a variety of stock available for loan, including:
Music related books
We also stock music magazines and have a dedicated orchestral and vocal set hire service.
Borrow audio CDs and cassette language learning courses for beginners and more advanced learners.
Language course books, many including CDs, are also available. Titles include:
Books, music and film - browse, search, reserve and renew online.
We are developing our collection of books on CD, and will continue to supply both fiction and non-fiction books on tape for those who cannot read print, or for anyone who likes to ‘read’ in this way. Recent titles include:
A wide selection of books in larger print for those who have problems reading small type. Recent titles include:
Raylan - Elmore Leonard
Elegy for Eddie - Jacqueline Winspear
The Man who Forgot his Wife - John O'Farrell
Our Drama Collection has over 15,000 copies of play scripts, with nearly 4,000 different titles.
All the stock is available for loan, as either single copies or sets, which are loaned to groups.
Modern issues from a range of authors. Recent titles include:
LGBT resources in libraries.
Our books in different languages include:
Bengali, Arabic, Urdu, Farsi
Chinese, Polish, Hindi
Russian, Italian, Spanish, German and French
Use one of our computers for free for up to an hour a day.
You can also use:
We recommend that you book a computer in advance, call 0114 2734727.