Broomhill library and Crosspool mobile library service to be axed

Sheffield City Council has announced that Broomhill library could close within two years unless a community group comes forward to run it.

Mobile library
Crosspool mobile library will be axed

The mobile library service that visits Crosspool is also due to be scrapped.

Under the plans, just 12 of Sheffield’s 28 libraries will be saved, five will become community-led and 11 – including Broomhill and Walkley – will become ‘independent libaries’.

The council is seeking your views on the proposals.

BBC News: Half of Sheffield’s libraries facing axe

Sheffield city council library proposals

Tell the council what you think


4 Replies to “Broomhill library and Crosspool mobile library service to be axed”

  1. I would love to put forward a viable proposal to run Broomhill Library in the event that it should otherwise close. Is anyone else interested in forming a “Community Group” to do this? Initial ideas include engaging all the local secondary schools (King Ted’s, Tapton, Girls’ High School and Birkdale) in the process. Perhaps keen 6th Formers could volunteer for a few hours a week (great on UCAS forms and/ or for prospective employers on their CVs.) Happy to hear from anyone else who may be interested, email:

    1. I would be willing to join any group working to keep the Library services in Broomhill open. I am sure there are many retired people in this area who could spare a little time each week to help do this.

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