About Manly Library

The library is located in the heart of Manly. The building envelops one side of the Whistler Street Car Park, integrating access from vehicle to public foyers.


Manly Library, Market Place, Manly NSW 2095

Tel: (02) 99761747 - Circulation Desk Ground Floor
       (02) 99761743 - Reference Desk Level One

Fax:(02) 99761422
Email: library@manly.nsw.gov.au


Opening Hours              

Monday to Wednesday: 9.30am - 8.00pm
Thursday and Friday: 9.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.30am - 4.00pm
Sunday: 1.00pm - 4.00pm
Public Holidays CLOSED


Renew items: https://www.aurorashore.com.au/Montage/Manly/Default.aspx

Returns: please use the Returns Chute situated next to the front doors of the Library. 

Facts and Figures

To keep users, residents and other stakeholders informed, each year Manly Library publishes an Annual Report. 

Older reports:

Fee and Charges

Current fees and charges for services provided by Manly Library

 A printable copy can be downloaded here:

pdf format Fees and Charges 2016-2017 (466.52 KB)

History of Manly Library

In 1975 it moved from the Literary Institute Building in Wentworth Street, to a converted shop-front across the road. The library remained in this “temporary” accommodation for 20 years.

In 1995 a three story purpose-built library of nearly three times the size, was built in Market Place - where it remains today. The building was designed by celebrated architect, Felko Bouman, who was charged with transforming a back alley, into a bustling piazza. 

The library foyer features custom-made glass by local artist Warren Langley that was commissioned and paid for with donations by the Manly Library Trust.