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.
Market Place, Manly
Tel: (02) 99761747 - Circulation Desk Ground Floor
(02) 99761743 - Reference Desk Level One
Fax: (02) 99761422
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
Facts and Figures
To keep users, residents and other stakeholders informed, each year Manly Library publishes an Annual Report.
Current fees and charges for services provided by Manly Library
A printable copy can be downloaded here:
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.