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What you can borrow

Browsing is Back!

We will be opening our doors for browsing from Monday the 12th of April

Library opening times for customers:

Monday  2pm  – 4pm

Wednesday 10am – 12 noon

Friday  10am – 12 noon


Three computers and the printer/photocopier will be available. Computer sessions must be booked in advance by ringing the Library during working hours on 0114 2363971.

We will continue with our Covid precautions to keep our Customers and Volunteers safe.


Whilst we have been closed we have been busy purchasing lots of new books and you will be able to check out our best sellers and current hot topics.

We have a great selection of new children’s books to help them with their understanding of COVID.

You can search or browse online for books we have in stock at Totley Library by following the links below:

If you wish to order books from the Totley Loans Orange Sticker scheme, you can search online for books we have in stock and email your requests to totleylibrary@gmail.com.

PLEASE NOTE: It is currently not possible for library users to place holds on books held in the Orange Sticker Scheme.

We will do our best to fulfil your request but in the event of your book choice not being available we reserve the right to offer you a suitable alternative.

We will be taking orders from 17th March.

Order forms are available at the library or you can download it below:

If possible, please email your requests to totleylibrary@gmail.com. You can also order by telephone during our opening hours (tel. 0114 2363971).

We look forward to welcoming you back and hope you will again enjoy borrowing new titles, old favourites, audio books and large print books.


If possible, use the council system to place holds on council books.

If you choose books held at Totley Library, we will be able to respond more promptly to yuor request.


Please bring your library card with you when collecting your order. If you are asking someone to collect books for you, please ensure that they have your full details and library card number.


Please note the following changes in the library operation to ensure everyone’s safety:

  • Books should be returned and collected from the foyer of the Library. You can browse for books online via our website but you will not be able to browse in the Library.
  • Books will be quarantined for a period of at least 72 hours when they are returned.
  • We have Risk Assessment in place and will follow current guidance to ensure that the service operates in a safe manner both for our library users and volunteers.
  • We ask you to respect the social distancing signs.
  • PN computers, printer and photocopier will not be available for use.
  • The public toilets will not be available.

Risk Assessments have been updated and we follow current COVID 19 guidance to ensure that we operate in a safe manner for our library users and volunteers.

Please note, Totley Library is a voluntary run organisation and we are currently operating with a reduced number of volunteers. We ask for your patience as we try to establish the new service.

For updates please see Facebook@TotleyLibrary, the Newsletter and Noticeboards.

Contact details:  Email address totleylibrary@gmail.com.   Telephone: 0114 2363971

New Books

New books are added to our Orange Sticker Catalogue each month. Here are some of the highlights:


Some of our recent best sellers and new children’s books for the Order and Collect service resuming on Monday 22nd of March.


We have added many new Orange Sticker books waiting for readers after the reopening on the 4th of December:

Our new children’s books for December:


Large Print Books

Large Print Books
Includes books by popular authors such as  John Grisham, Kate Riordan , Milly Johnson, Danielle Steele and Jodi Piccoult and must read books such as “The Tattooist of Auschwitz”, “A man called Ove” , “The Light between Oceans” and “A History of Britain in 21 Women”

Large Print Books

Large Print Books
Includes books by popular authors such as  John Grisham, Kate Riordan , Milly Johnson, Danielle Steele and Jodi Piccoult and must read books such as “The Tattooist of Auschwitz”, “A man called Ove” , “The Light between Oceans” and “A History of Britain in 21 Women”


New Younger Readers Books

Perfect for encouraging your child to love books!

We have expanded our Younger Readers Section and have added over 200 new titles. These have been added to our Orange sticker scheme and include many books by popular children’s authors.

The section has been organized in Book Band colours in line with the Reading Schemes used by local schools so it is easy to choose a book to match your child’s reading ability. Please ask at the front desk if you need help with choosing suitable books for your child.


New Books for September

September Books of the Month
Adult- When All is Said by Anne Griffin

Children – Bloom by Nicole Skinner

Young Adult – Rose Interrupted by Patrice Lawrence


October new book covers

October Books of the Month.
Adult- My Sister, the Serial Killer by Otinkan Braithwaite

Children- I, Cosmo by Carlie Sorosaik

Young Adult – All the Things we Never Said by Yasman Rahman