Manly Library Afloat
Manly Library Afloat is designed for morning ferry and bus commuters. A range of fiction and non-fiction paperbacks are available and borrowers may return Manly Library items through this service. The mobile library cart operates from Manly Wharf forecourt, Monday to Friday 7.15am - 9.15am (weather permitting).
Free Wireless Internet
Manly Library offers free Wi-Fi to all library users. To access the network, connect to the Manly Library hotspot, and pick up a username & password from the the desk on either floor.
Inter library loans /Document delivery
We can provide an express service at cost or a standard service at a very reasonable rate. For further information, contact the Information Services Officer by phone on (02) 9976 1726 or via email.
Items can also be requested from any Shorelink library, for a small fee.
Community Language Collection
Manly Library houses a collection of books in languages from around the world. The collection is available to borrow on level one. If you require books in another language, staff can arrange to borrow books in your language from the State Library of New South Wales. Please contact the Information desk on (02) 9976 1743 for more information.
This is a special service for housebound residents in the Manly Council area. Your Home Library Co-ordinator will help you select items for reading or listening. Volunteers will then deliver and collect your books on a fortnightly or monthly basis. To register: supply a Doctor's or Carer's certificate. Contact the Home Library Co-ordinator on (02) 997 61730 for further information.
The Literacy Collection contains a range of materials that can help if you want to improve your English language and numeracy skills. The collection also contains up to date IELTS examinations, as well as comprehensive courses at all levels comprising class work and self study. All literacy resources are identified with the READ prefix on level one or in the Children's library.
IELTS assistance is also available online and accessible from home:
• Road to IELTS - General
• Road to IELTS - Academic
Manly library offer free one-on-one computer tutorials every Friday. sessions run from 10am - 4pm, and can be booked up to two weeks in advance. Book at the library on level one or call (02) 9976 1743.
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Manly Library offers a great range of self paced computer lessons through Dynamic Learning on the following:
- Introductory computer training including internet searching and email
- Microsoft Office 2007 & 2010
- Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Social Network Training (Twitter, Facebook, Blogging)
To access Dynamic Learning click here. You will need your library card to access this resource.
Drug Information @ Your Library
The Drug Information @ Your Library provides a broad range of drug information including:-
- A-Z on specific drugs
- Government policy and initiatives
- Information to assist parents and families in dealing with drug issues
- Information for people who know someone who uses drugs
- Information in community languages
- Information on local services
The Centre is home to a wide range of legal information, from simple guides and pamphlets, through to more complex material, but does not give advice. Some of the Legal Information Access Center’s holdings include:-
- Hot Topics
- Legal Tool Kit
- Law Books for Libraries
- Internet resources
- Information is also available online at Find Legal answers
- For further information about the Legal Information Access Centre, phone (02) 9976 1743 during office hours, or email.