Membership is free and open to all Sydney residents.


To join you are required to supply proof of your address, such as a driver’s license, utility account etc. As a member, you are responsible for all items borrowed on your card. Children under 18 years can join the library, as long as they provide a parental or guardian signature.

You can join online and then present your proof of identity and address when you next visit the library. Once your details have been verified we will issue you with a library card. Alternatively print out and complete the form below and bring it to the library along with your identity and address documents.

pdf format Membership Form (407.89 KB)

Under 18 Library Membership Form

pdf format Under 18 Membership Form (217.16 KB)


  • You can borrow up to 20 items at any one time
  • Members can borrow up to 5 Junior DVDs
  • The loan period for most items is 3 weeks.
  • Local Studies material and DVDs has a maximum loan period of 1 week.
  • Items may be renewed twice,  if the item has not been reserved by another borrower

Shorelink Library Network

The Shorelink Library Network is the computer network linking the five Lower North Shore Council libraries.

Formed in 1983, the libraries in the Shorelink Library Network are:-

A current Manly Library card can be used to borrow at all these libraries. The Manly catalogue shows the holdings of the other four libraries.

Renewals and Holds

To renew and place holds over the phone call the library on (02) 9976 1747 during library hours.

Online Renewals

Renew items through the Login page of the catalogue .You will need to key in your Library Card Number and a pin number (by default the last four digits of your library card). If your library card number is X0300125613, then the pin number is 5613.

If you require further assistance please refer to the  or phone (02) 9976 1743

Online Resevations

Borrowers can place a reservation on an item via the Manly Library Catalogue. Visit the other Shorelink Library catalogues to reserve items to pickup outside Manly.

You cannot place a hold on an item that is showing as 'on-shelf', you can only place a hold on an item that is 'onloan'. An on-line hold must be collected from the owning library. A fee of $3.00 applies for each individual hold placed on Manly items.

Changing your details

Through the Manly Library catalogue you can review your account to change your PIN, change your address and change your email. All this is done via the login page.