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Upperthorpe Library is now an associate Library operated by Zest, it is based in the Zest Centre and is open 7 days a week. Monday to Thursday 7:30am - 8:00pm, Friday 7:30am - 7:00pm, Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm, Sunday 9:00am - 2:30pm.

Please use the Self Issue System in the library. The machine gives you simple instructions, all you need to do is follow these three steps - Scan your Library card or Smartcard ... then scan your book...then take your receipt.









The People's Network has 8 computers which are available to use at the following times:

Monday         7:30am - 8:00pm

Tuesday        7:30am - 8:00pm

Wednesday   7:30am - 8:00pm

Thursday       7:30am - 8:00pm

Friday            7:30am - 7:00pm

Saturday      10:00am - 4:00pm

Sunday          9:30am - 1:30pm

Please note that Zest reception will only be able to allow access to the IT suite to existing card holders who already have their username and password.  All new requests for access to the IT suite must be made when Library volunteers are on duty or at one of the Libraries still operated by Sheffield City Council - the nearest SCC Libraries are at Hillsborough or in the city centre.  Zest are unable to permit access to the IT suite to anyone not showing their Library card. 

Facilities include

  • A wide variety of fiction and non-fiction books and talking books for adults
  • A wide variety of childrens books including first books, picture books, young readers books, funny stories, animal stories and spookie stories. There are also non fiction books and a homework reference section
  • Books in Somali, Chinese and Urdu
  • DVDs available 
  • ICT Suite that includes:
    • 8 computers for public use all with free internet access
    • Scanner 
  • Regular activities include:
    • Reading Group, read and discuss a new book every month. 2nd Monday of each Month 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    • Shake, Rattle & Sing for 0-3's Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30
    • Play Reading Group Thursdays 10:30am - 12:30pm
    • Homework Zone Friday after school 3.30pm - 5:00pm
    • Events for children during school holidays

  Access Facilities

  • Easy access for disabled visitors
  • Disabled toilet
  • Baby changing facilities

It is free to join the library - adults need to provide 2 proofs of ID. There is no charge to borrow books although fines are charged if items are returned late. There is a small hire charge for DVDs.
Children can join the library from birth and we have lots of books for babies.
For further details of all Library services including access to online reference materials please visit the Sheffield Libraries website.

For current information on Upperthorpe Library and volunteering please click here