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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.

In commemoration of Memorial Day, the Library will be closed on Saturday, May 28th, through Monday, May 30th. The Library will reopen at its regular time on Tuesday, May 31st.

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

Library Service Alert

The Wilton Manors Library is switching over to a new computer system in the coming week and the shift will have impacts on Library users.

This system, called Verso, controls the cataloging and check-out and check-in of items in the Library as well as patron accounts at the Library and at home. The new system will allow for better workflow for staff, make searching for e-books much simpler, and provide users with an improved overall experience.

There will be some new learning for both staff and patrons as well as some service interruptions during the transition – so please be patient. Library staff will be available to answer your questions, however, there will be interruptions in service as technicians move data from the old system to the new one. You will still be able to check-out books during the transition period but you will not be able to place holds, renew materials, or pay for fines. Our online resources (ebooks, databases) should function and Internet access will still be available.

To help our customers through this period, we will be extending our loan periods to ensure nothing will be due during our transition. We ask our customers, if at all possible, to hang onto their materials during the coming week. We plan to be fully operational on-line by June 3rd. Please be patient with us. Our goal is to serve you better.

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 safety. 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.

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In partnership with, a company dedicated to driver safety and education, the Library now offers free DMV practice tests to library patrons. The new service includes free tests, written specifically based on the Florida DMV materials, and is the only site of its kind to include accessibility tools that allow users to hear selections read aloud, make them into MP3s, translate pages into other languages, magnify text, and mask sections of the screen for greater visibility on driving practice tests.

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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.

Learn over 60 languages with Mango's fun and engaging language-learning software
Interested in learning Spanish, German, Punjabi, Tagalog, or any of 60 other languages? Give Mango Languages a go and start up a conversation today.

Click here to see a one minute video showing what Mango has to offer.

Want to learn more? Go to the Library's Mango page by clicking here or on the Mango Languages tab on the left side of the page.

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:


Digital Magazines @ your library
Zinio for Libraries, the world's largest newsstand, is available from the Library. Zinio gives you unlimited access to complete digital magazines, easily viewed on most Internet-enabled devices.
Click here for more information on how to access this service with more over 100 titles to choose from.

Ancestry Library Edition
The world’s largest online family history resource can give you instant access to hundreds of years of history in billions of historical documents and millions of historical photos from all over the world.

Ancestry Library Edition also provides access to local narratives, oral histories, indexes, and other resources in over 30,000 databases that span from the 1500s to the 2000s.

For more information, contact the Library at (954) 390-2195 or visit us at 500 NE 26th Street.

Florida Electronic Library
The Florida Electronic Library (FEL) is a gateway to: electronic magazines, newspapers, almanacs, encyclopedias, and books and to the Ask a Librarian reference service. 

All Florida residents can use the FEL through funds provided by a Library Services and Technology Act grant.

For more information and to access the FEL, click here.

The Right Service at the Right Time
If you have a need RIGHT now, the Library can help you find the RIGHT SERVICE.

he Right Service at the Right Time is for residents looking for assistance. Visit to discover resources available for you.

* Daily Needs
* Family
* Health Care
* Immigration
* Transportation
* Jobs
* Housing

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