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"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.

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

The Richard C. Sullivan Public Library of Wilton Manors is a full-service library offering a collection of over 40,000 items including books, magazines, and local and national newspapers. The Library also provides large print books, books in Spanish, music CDs, DVDs, eBooks, digital magazines, databases (such as the Florida Electronic Library, Ancestry Library Edition, Mango Languages, and more), and audio books. Staff are always ready to assist you in locating what you need. Internet access is also available free of charge to residents.

The children’s room offers reference materials, computers, and staff ready to assist students with their homework and research assignments. Ongoing activities include story times, craft sessions, and other programs for kids. Summers also are filled with activities and events. Many programs and services are subsidized by the Friends of the Library.

For your convenience, a copy machine and a fax machine are available for a small fee. A free book delivery service is available to residents who are unable to come to the Library. Voter registration forms are also available. Broward County residents may obtain a library card free of charge with proof of residency.

To use the Library's catalog, follow the "Search the Catalog" link on the left side of this page. There you will find instructions for logging in to the catalog and creating an account. Or you may click here to go directly to the catalog.

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



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.

Electronic Health Resources from the Florida Electronic Library
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Whether you are a healthcare professional or a citizen looking to research health-related topics, the Florida Electronic Library has resources for you. Access academic journals, alternative medicine-focused periodicals, health and fitness periodicals, and much more, covering various topics like nursing, nutrition, diseases, public health, herbal remedies, etc. 

  • Available at the Richard C. Sullivan Public Library
  • Available remotely to all Florida residents.

To access, go to

Health and Wellness Resource Center and Alternative Health Module 

Find alternative medicine-focused magazines, journals, newspapers, definitions, directories, videos, & reference information on: Medicine, Nutrition, Diseases, Public Health, Pregnancy, Herbal remedies, etc.

Health Reference Center Academic 

Health Reference Center Academic provides access to medical and professional periodicals, health and fitness magazines, and reference books and pamphlets. The database is designed for both nursing and allied health students as well as consumer health.


Covers all areas of medicine, including clinical medicine, experimental medicine, dentistry, nursing, health services administration, nutrition, and much more. Includes the MeSH thesaurus.

Merck Manuals 

Medical information resources for both medical professionals and consumers. The Manuals are created by medical experts worldwide and are editorially independent from Merck & Co.

Nursing and Allied Health Collection 

Nursing and Allied Health Collection provides access to academic journals and other reference content covering all aspects of the nursing profession, from direct patient care to health care administration.

Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Collection 

Both researcher and practitioner alike will find relevant, authoritative content in this collection, which includes over 100 titles covering the fields of physical therapy and sports medicine.

Science and Medicine 

Series of eBooks dealing with Medicine and Science.


New Business E-Books @ your library
Birds of a feather flock together. We're all in the same boat. Great minds think alike. While just figures of speech to some, they reflect a simple truth — it's the company we keep that often determines the level of personal growth and professional success we achieve in life.

Business leaders exchange information and ideas. They network to make deals and build partnerships. They work together to optimize best practices, and they reach out to leaders outside their companies to accelerate growth. Simply put, CEOs and business leaders provide value to one another that they can't find anywhere else. In The Power of Peers, authors Leon Shapiro and Leo Bottary introduce peer advantage, a concept that transcends peer influence. This is what CEOs and business leaders experience when they are more selective, strategic, and structured in the way they engage their peers. Peer advantage gives CEOs the insights to compete and the courage to act.

The Power of Peers features stories of business leaders from a range of industries to illustrate the five essential factors for peer advantage, how it impacts personal growth, and why it has proven so effective in helping leaders identify future opportunities and challenges. It's what top, growth-oriented executives have relied upon for decades to be successful in business and in life. 

The Misfit Economy by Alexa Clay and Kyra Maya Phillips argues that lessons in creativity, innovation, salesmanship, and entrepreneurship can come from surprising places: pirates, bootleggers, counterfeiters, hustlers, and others living and working on the margins of business and society.

Who are the greatest innovators in the world? You're probably thinking Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford. The usual suspects. This book isn't about them. It's about people you've never heard of. It's about people who are just as innovative, entrepreneurial, and visionary as the Jobses, Edisons, and Fords of the world. They're in the crowded streets of Shenzhen, the prisons of Somalia, the flooded coastal towns of Thailand. They are pirates, computer hackers, pranksters, and former gang leaders. Across the globe, diverse innovators operating in the black, grey, and informal economies are developing solutions to a myriad of challenges. Far from being "deviant entrepreneurs" that pose threats to our social and economic stability, these innovators display remarkable ingenuity, pioneering original methods and practices that we can learn from and apply to move formal markets. This book investigates the stories of underground innovation that make up the Misfit Economy. It examines the teeming genius of the underground. It asks: Who are these unknown visionaries? How do they work? How do they organize themselves? How do they catalyze innovation? And ultimately, how can you take these lessons into your own world?
In Busy, business psychologist Tony Crabbe outlines a unique four-step approach to combating one of modern life's great problems: being too busy.
Busy is divided into four digestible sections — Mastery, Differentiation, Engagement, and Momentum — that will teach readers how to switch from managing time to managing attention, how to transition toward a career strategy that doesn't hinge on productivity, how to think differently about success by re-engaging with what matters, and how to create the impetus, energy, and clarity to put all these changes into effect. Crabbe draws on entertaining psychological studies to show why we're getting it wrong at the moment and to develop a fresh new approach to taking back one's life from chaotic outside forces. Rarely has a book been more timely in both its scope and in its immediate impact.

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 familySelectReads gives you reading lists and recommendations based on what you like.

Ask your librarian about SelectReads.

A word regarding fees and fines
Library customers borrow over 50,000 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 fines 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 or fines incurred is part of meeting that public obligation.

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


How can I avoid fines?

We provide many opportunities for you to avoid the accrual of fines 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:


This week's featured TechBoomers course
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Ph: (954) 390-2195
Rick Sterling
Library Director