Library Services

Free Wireless Internet - Surf City wifi

Manly Library offers free Wi-Fi to all library users. To access the network, connect to the Surf City hotspot.

Interlibrary 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.

Home library

This is a special service for housebound residents, and carers in the Northern Beaches 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.

Literacy collections

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

Tech Time

Manly library offers free one-on-one computer tutorials. Bookings are essential and can be made up to two weeks in advance. Book at the library on level one or call (02) 9976 1743.

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

Find Legal Answers

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
  • Pamphlets
  • 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.