Library

Library photo"An Independent Municipal Library Since 1957"

500 Northeast 26th Street
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
Phone: (954) 390-2195
Fax: (954) 390-2183


Library Hours


Monday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 Noon - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday: 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM


The Library is closed on Sundays and holidays. The Library is also closed on the Saturday before Memorial Day, on the Saturday before Labor Day, and as directed by the City of Wilton Manors.

In celebration of Independence Day, the Library will be closed on Thursday, July 4th. We will reopen at our regular time on Friday, July 5th.

You may check the City's Event Calendar for information about specific Library events and programs.

The Library's phones and computers are back in operation. Thank you for your patience during the past several days. We apologize for the inconvenience.

About the Library

Thank you very much for supporting the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library of Wilton Manors. Our library is your library and it is for everyone!

This past year we welcomed over 26,000 visitors to our Library. Some used the Library for traditional services including: obtaining a book, movie or music; reading; using a computer; doing research; or completing homework. Others attended a variety of children’s, teen, adult, or family programs or attended a lecture. Some using our online resources learned a new skill, looked for work, or listened to a concert. The list goes on and on.

Our Library is transforming lives every single day. Library access is changing with digital library usage growing rapidly. Accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year, the Library’s website in 2018 had almost 34,000 visits. Downloads of eBooks, audiobooks, and magazines surpassed 1300, more than 3 terabytes of data was transferred over our WiFi network by an average of 33 users per day. Whether seeking accurate information, employment opportunities, applying for college, researching health or medical data, exploring family history, studying for exams, or learning a foreign language, the Library’s virtual presence has the resources to guide you through your journey.

Your Library will continue to change with the times. While we will always provide traditional collections and services, as Library Director I believe we have a responsibility to be flexible and change to meet the ever-changing needs of our community. Libraries are at the center of our society and, in many instances, they are the heart of the neighborhood. And we want to connect with YOU!

I am proud to lead this great institution which has been providing free access to materials, resources, and services for the residents of Wilton Manors for more than 60 years. Working with an extremely talented staff, dedicated volunteers, our elected officials, and supportive stakeholders has been an honor.

My sincerest thanks to each and every one of you. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome!

Please feel free to contact us at any time: Ph.: (954) 390-2195 * Fax: (954) 390-2183             e-mail: rsterling@wiltonmanors.com

See you at the Library!

Rick Sterling, Library Director

Mission Statement

The mission of the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library of Wilton Manors is to maintain and improve the quality of life of all the citizens of our community by providing resources that enhance and contribute to individual knowledge, enlightenment, and enjoyment in the most efficient manner possible. We especially recognize our responsibility to serve as a place for children to discover the joy of reading and the value of libraries.

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​Library Cards

Cards are free to residents – all you need is verification of your address. Children under the age of 16 can get a card with a parent or guardian’s identification and signature.

Your card may be used only at the Wilton Manors Library. When your card expires, we will re-verify your contact information and renew your card. There is a $3 charge to replace lost, damaged, or stolen cards.

What Are You Looking for?


Books, newspapers, magazines, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, e-books, and more – we’ve got them all! You have access to more than 46,000 items at the Wilton Manors Library.

Want to Use a Computer?

The Library has computers you can use for e-mail or to access the catalog, our electronic databases, information about your account, and the Internet. A library card is required to use the computers. Wi-fi access is available as well.

Electronic Resources

Best-selling and classic eBooks and eAudiobooks are available 24/7. You can browse the collection, check out with your library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. Electronic magazines are also available for download. And there’s no due date. They’re yours to keep!

Have Your Questions Answered

Our staff can help you find answers and information on whatever topic you need either in-person or over the phone.

We Have Lots of Fun Stuff for Kids

Children can check out books, audiobooks, and movies just for them. Story times and special programs are scheduled year-round. We believe that kids who read – succeed!

Reaching Out into the Community

A book delivery service is available for Wilton Manors residents who cannot come to the Library.

To use the Library's catalog, follow the "Search the Catalog" link on the left side of this page or click here. If we don't have what you're looking for, you may want to search the Broward County Library's catalog or the catalog of the Oakland Park Library.

Still can't find what you need? Ask us about interlibrary loan. 


Library Electronic Resources and Services


Florida Electronic Library
The Right Service at the Right Time
Ancestry Library Edition
Digital Magazines
Mango Languages
America's News
Sun-Sentinel
Find A Topic

Important Information for Parents 

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It is tempting to believe the Library is a haven that your child can visit without worrying about his or her safety. The fact is that the Library is a public building, open to all. Please use the same precautions for insuring your child’s safety that you would in any other public location. Young children should not be left unattended in the Library.

When children are left alone they may become frightened or anxious. If they wander through the building they may encounter hazards such as doors, furniture, or electrical equipment. They may also become bored and restless and could disturb the enjoyment and work of others.

The safety of children left alone in the Library is a serious concern of the Library staff. However, the responsibility for the safety and behavior of children in the Library rests with the parent or caregiver, and not with the Library personnel. Library employees cannot be responsible for children who are unattended or demonstrating inappropriate behavior. The following guidelines will be followed concerning the care and behavior of young Library users. 

In accordance with the Library's rules, customers -- including children -- who engage in inappropriate behavior may be asked to leave the Library. If a child is not able to leave the Library on his or her own, then the child should not be in the Library without a parent or caregiver. All unaccompanied children at the Library should have the telephone number of someone who can assist them in an emergency.

By following these guidelines, you can help us continue to provide excellent and effective service while maintaining the Library's safe and welcoming atmosphere. 
 

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Find Your Next Favorite Book With SelectReads!

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Discovering books that match your interests is easy with SelectReads.

"Book" your next adventure by using SelectReads -- our online book discovery service. Try it and find great reading ideas for everyone in your family. SelectReads gives you reading lists and recommendations based on what you like.

Ask your librarian about SelectReads.

A Word Regarding Fees 


Library customers borrow over 36,000 items per year from the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library. In striving to assure that the greatest variety of materials are available for Library users, we have found that fees are an effective encouragement for prompt return of materials. We also apply certain fees that encourage appropriate use of our materials so that once returned, the items may be borrowed by others without delay.

We understand that due to a wide variety of circumstances such as illness or other unanticipated demands in our personal lives, materials are sometimes returned late. However, we do not attempt to judge any individual's circumstances as more excusable than another's. The impact of late returns is the same in all cases regardless of the cause. We do not provide exceptions based on cause.

As custodians of both the collection and the public's trust, the Library is committed to fair and consistent application of our policies. Holding all users equally accountable for the use of the Library and any fees incurred is part of meeting that public obligation.

The Library works to encourage our borrowers to avoid accruing fees. We provide notices to help educate and inform borrowers regarding the use of their account.

How can you avoid fees? We provide many opportunities for you to avoid the accrual of fees on your library account. However, please remember that materials borrowed from the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library may only be returned here. Please note that materials returned to the after-hours drop will be considered returned on the next date on which the Library is open.

The Library provides 3 ways for you to renew your eligible material: