Library

Library photo"An Independent Municipal Library Since 1957"

500 Northeast 26th Street
Wilton Manors, Florida 33305
Phone: (954) 390-2195
Fax: (954) 566-0201

Library Hours


Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 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.
Sunday Closed

Curbside pick-up will continue for those residents who prefer that service. As in all City buildings, masks and social distancing will be required.

Items checked out after June 28th will be subject to late fees if not returned when due.

Curbside Pick-Up Available 
Wilton Manors Library has walk-up/drive up service. The service provides an opportunity for you to access reserved materials in a safe manner with minimal contact.

You may reserve books, DVDs, and other library materials using the Library’s online catalog or by calling the Library at 954-390-2195.

Library staff will be unable to provide you with any materials that have not been reserved ahead of time. You must have a Wilton Manors Library card to reserve library material.

Walk-up/drive-up service is available in the parking lot at the rear (east side) of the Library off of NE 26th St. between the Library and the church. This service is available during normal Library hours.

Library staff will call customers with reserved items to let them know their items are available for checkout via our walk-up/drive-up service.




The Federal Communications Commission has launched a temporary program to help families and households struggling to afford Internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Emergency Broadband Benefit provides a discount of up to $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers.

Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail in application.

You can learn more about the benefit, including eligibility and enrollment information, by visiting  www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit, or by calling 833-511-0311.  


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Florida is bringing COVID-19 vaccinations to homebound seniors. To register for a vaccine and for more information email HomeboundVaccine@em.myforida.com. Residents can also contact the state's COVID-19 Call Center a (866) 779-6121 for assistance.


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The South Florida Institute on Aging presents Reading with Grandma. Each week SoFIA will upload a new story. Click on this link to get started.

Library Resources You Can Access from Anywhere
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Go to the web site; download the app; log in to your library; browse, borrow, and read.


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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.

Borrow eBooks

Instantly borrow free ebooks and audiobooks to read on your device or Kindle. Compatible with all smart phones, tablets, computers, and eReaders.

Getting Started with OverDrive  |  Download the Libby app  

​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. 

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 
(available in the Library only)
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 otherpublic 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. 
 

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 box 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:








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