Join our lottery

Help keep Totley Library open!
Play the new Totley Library Lottery!

Since October 2014, Totley Library has been managed by a community charity, Totley Community Resource and Information Centre (Totley CRIC) and run entirely by local volunteers. The services offered at Totley Library haven’t changed. Anyone with a Sheffield library card can still use the library to borrow, return, reserve books, use the computers, have internet access, and everyone can enjoy the wide variety of community groups and activities.

Running Totley Library costs over £24,000 per year, and the grant we receive from Sheffield City Council will be cut by 20% in 2018, 30% in 2019. To help keep Totley Library open, we’re launching the new monthly Totley Library Lottery. By playing in this local lottery, you can help support the library and, if you’re luck’s in, you can win a cash prize! Each month, 25% of all lottery income will be allocated as the prize fund. All of the remaining 75% will go straight to library funds.

Each month there will be two prizes. The first prize will be 20% of the ticket income and the second prize will be 5% of the ticket income.

Example cash prizes based on monthly income:

Monthly ticket income
First Prize
Second Prize


Here’s How It Works
Lottery numbers cost £1 each per month. If you pay £1 per month you get one number. if you pay £3 per month you get three numbers. For £5 per month you get five numbers and so on. You keep the numbers you are given for as long as you wish to be in the lottery.

You pay each month by standing order. If you want to buy more numbers or cancel your entry, you simply amend or cancel your standing order. The form to enter the lottery is available in the library.

The monthly draw will take place on the first Friday of each month, at Totley Library. Winning tickets will be drawn by a member of the public using the library at the time, in full view of all other library users and volunteer staff.  Full details of the draw, including the winning number(s), will be published by means of notices in the library, Totley Independent, Dore to Door and on the winners page of our website.

To enter, please complete a form (available from the library). You can return it to the library, Dore Village Store, Totley Rise Post Office or by post to Chris Cave, 96 Abbeydale Park Rise, Sheffield, S17 3PF. Forms received for draws will be entered for the first time into the draw four weeks after receipt of the form.