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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 
http://www.wiltonmanors.com for information about specific Library events and programs.


How to log in to your new Library account.

The Library has replaced its old automated management system. This is the sytem used to keep track of borrowing, cataloging new items, etc.  You may search the catalog without logging in, however, you must log in if you wish to renew or reserve items online or check your record to see what items you have checked out and when they are due.

In order to log in, please follow the steps below.

  1. Go to: http://rspl-verso.auto-graphics.com.
  2. Click on the "Login" button.
  3. Enter your library card number (barcode) and the password “userpass.” You will be prompted to create your own password.
  4. Begin a basic search of our catalog by typing a title, an author, or a subject into the box. Click on Advanced search or Choose Resources to also search materials in other databases.
  5. Double-click on the title in which you are interested. At the full-record screen, you may place items on reserve, add them to your list (which you can create in the right-hand frame), or write reviews.
  6. Click the My Account tab at the top of the page to view a list of the items you have checked out or reserved; to view your search history; and to sign up for e-mail alerts (add your e-mail address to your profile information, and choose what day you would like to receive updates).

Still need help? Just call the Library at (954) 390-2195 or stop in and Library staff will be ready to assist you.

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, 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 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.


 

 


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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Avoid mosquito bites
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As of July 21st, there were 50 travel-related cases of the Zika virus in Broward County. This is an increase of 30 cases in the past month. If you are planning to travel to an area where the Zika virus or other mosquito-borne diseases are present, protect yourself and your family. Mosquito bites are not only annoying and itchy. They can make you seriously ill.

Using insect repellent is the best way to protect yourself from diseases spread by mosquitoes.

Here is a
link to Consumer Reports insect repellent ratings. This may help you choose a repellent that works well and that you feel comfortable using regularly. You should use an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-registered repellent containing one of the following active ingredients:

- DEET
- Picaridin, also known as KBR 3023, Bayrepel, and icaridin
- Oil of lemon eucalyptus (OLE) or para-menthane-diol (PMD)
- IR3535

When used as directed, EPA-registered repellents are safe and effective, even for pregnant or breastfeeding women.


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"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:

 


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Ph: (954) 390-2195
 
Rick Sterling
Library Director
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