A good book is the best of friends.

Sheffield Public Library: HomeOpen
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday

Online Databases:

Ancestry (Only available in the library)

Black Friday Sale

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Thanksgiving 2020

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Christmas with Dolores Hydock 2020

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Library Opening

Starting Monday October 5th the library will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please practice social distancing and wear a mask.


The library will be open by appointment only on Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. If you would like to schedule an appointment call 256-386-5633 between the hours of 10 & 4. Visits will be scheduled every 15 minutes.


Public computer use will be limited to 1 hour per day and only 4 computers will be available.


Mask will be required.


Curbside  service is still available

You may reserve items from the On-line Public Access Catalog (OPAC) or e-mail your requests to the library at sheffieldlibrary@sheffield.lib.al.us and we will call you when they are ready for pick up.

Fines will be waived for items due during the time we were closed to the public.

The book drop is available 24/7 if you wish to return books or DVDs. .

At this time the King Room (conference room) is not available.

Thank you for your patience and kindness!

                                                                                   Sheffield Public Library



RBdigital e-audiobooks are moving to OverDrive. Starting October 1, you can check out RBdigital e-audiobookds using the Libby app or by going to Colbert Digital Downloads.

New e-Serivces
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Get the app and use your library card to sign up, then start watching & reading.
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e-Services Library Card


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Apply on-line for a Sheffield Public Library e-Services library card.


This card allows you to checkout e-books, e-magazines, download and stream music, read newspapers, take on-line classes and more.

If you already have a Sheffield library card, you do not need a sperate card for e-resources. Access to all of our e-resources are included with your original card.  


New e-Video service

New from RBdigital and Sheffield Public Library

Video streaming services & more

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Link to register for a free RBdigital account



Check out our NEW collection of magazines.

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e-books, e-audiobooks, e-magazines, music downloads, streaming music, streaming and downloadable movies, TV shows,  and online newspapers will still be available while we are closed. If you need help accessing e-resources, use the Email the Librarian link on the web site.

Freegal Playlist

New Playlist on Freegal

You can stream music 24 hours a day through the end of 2020

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Job Help

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Freegal Music Service

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Newsletters & Blogs
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Ancestry Available at Home
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Home access has been extended tthrough December 31, 2020.

Ancestry Library Edition will be available for home use during April, 2020.


To access Ancestry go to www.youseemore.com/sheffieldpl/


Click on My Account at the top of the page and login with your library card number and pin number.


In the Account Summary, click on Ancestry.com


We recomend using the latest version of FireFox and selecting New Private Window.


If you have problems accessing Ancestry Library Edition, please use the Email the Librarian link on our web site to notify us.



How to get a Sheffield Library card

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Universal Class

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Link to Times Daily


Link to Huntsville Times


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Universal Class

Free classes from your library. Take classes at home or at the library. Fun classes like cake decoration or gardening, business related classes such as Microsoft Word, Excel and more.
All  you need is a Sheffield library card. Click the link above for more information.



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