About us

Broomhill Community Library is a charity that is completely staffed by a large team of volunteers with support from Sheffield City Council. The volunteers run the library, maintain the gardens, put on activities and events, and raise funds in order to provide the community with opportunities for lifelong learning and wellbeing. 

BCL and BCT- who we are

Broomhill Community Library (BCL) is a co-delivered library run in partnership with SCC. This means that the council pays for the running costs of the building, provides new books etc but it does not pay for the staffing of the library. Our amazing volunteers keep the library open, and they do a whole host of other tasks, eg IT, fundraising, comms... 

Broomhill Community Trust (BCT) is a CIO (1176562) formed in January 2018. It runs the library and raises funds to develop the library and the heritage garden. 

BCT is governed by a Board of Trustees. The library management group runs the day to day matters of the library and other assorted teams look after other areas of work.

If you would like to find out more about becoming a Trustee, please email trustees@broomhill-library.org.uk or if you are interested in other teams, please contact volunteer@broomhill-library.org.uk

Exciting plans for developing BCL

BBCT is seeking to transform the library building and gardens into a place of learning, wellbeing and heritage for the local community, with rooms for activities, gardens with seating and better access for all into and throughout the building. 

Work with architects is ongoing and we actively seek funding for the plans.

We have now sent in a pre-planning application enquiry to Sheffield City Council. The enquiry documents can be seen here and the enquiry drawings are here.

The Pocket Park in the rockery at the side of the drive of the library - is now looking great. Thanks to our volunteers, students and to the Sheffield Conservation volunteers for their hard work and to the organisations that have provided the funding.

There are many ways you can help us realise the transformation of the library and gardens. 

Volunteer  or support in other ways such as donating books or money or spread the word and encourage people to take part in activities, surveys and joining the library as all these things will help us.

Kind to the environment

At BCL we love to look out for the planet. Using a library rather than always buying a new book is good for the environment. 

We encourage folk to walk or cycle to the library and have stands to which we can padlock our bikes. We have no onsite public parking.

We try to be environmentally friendly so we recycle and reuse everything we can; we offer recycling for stamps that go to the RNIB, batteries and printer cartridges (ink jet not laser) by reception. 

We changed to LED lighting; we look to secure funding to become more energy efficient and to do more on sustainability.

Book donations- If you have loads of books please drop us an email at enquiries@broomhill-library.org.uk or ring us on 0114 273 4276 and we will make arrangements with you.

We help with the litter pick, every third Saturday of the month.

We have a bike build and repairs business Vernon Barker Cycles at the back of the library. Access is down the drive and their door will be facing you. 

More details from: http://www.vernonbarkercycles.co.uk/ 

Keeping you in the loop

We like to keep you informed about what's going on in the library. The most up to date info is on the What's On page or on our Facebook page. 

Prefer to see it in print? Come to the library and read the notice boards. 

For city wide events we have flyers in the adult fiction section.

For wellbeing information, we have a noticeboard at the back of the adult library.