The Principle 5 Collection

The Principle 5 Collection is now fully catalogued. The archive material is recorded on 12 spreadsheets which you will find on the Archives page:


For the Library book spreadsheet click on the link below:

Lending Library


Principle 5 Lending Library

Our library is always open by appointment.

If you would like to visit, contact:

Steve Thompson


Tel: 0114 282 3132

Library Books




Aizlewood’s Mill

Nursery Street

Sheffield S3 8GG


Special edition of the Sheffield Co-operator published by Principle 5 on behalf of Sheffield Co-operative Party

Sheffield Co-operator (Centenary Edition)


The Sheffield Co-operator edition 172 (September 2018)

A Principle 5 Publication

Sheffield Co-operator September 2018


Principle 5 newsletter

May 2017

June 2017

July 2017

September 2017

December 2017

January 2018

April 2018

May 2018

July 2018

International Co-operatives Day 2018

August 2018

September 2018

November 2018

December 2018

January 2019

February 2019

March 2019

April 2019


reviving co-operative culture

Purposes and Aims

• Protect and safeguard the books, publications, archival materials and resources placed in trust for the use of the co-operative movement and for future generations.

• Make these available to all members who would wish to use them.

• Support the development of co-operative education and culture.

• Work co-operatively with other organisations and individuals who have compatible aims.

• Seek support from the wider co-operative movement.

• Be as true as possible to the ICA Statement of Co-operative identity (Values and Principles).


Reviving Co-operative Culture

Aizlewood's Mill

Aizlewood’s Mill

Home of Principle 5


Sheffield Live Interview

Principle 5 Chair Jonathan Cook spoke about Principle 5 on local radio. To hear the interview on Sheffield Live:


Latest additions to the Principle 5 Library

Some of the other favorites





Lending Library