Manatee County Public Library System

The Manatee County Public Library System will be expanding and standardizing its hours at all locations in a phased approach, starting August 1, 2022. Libraries are expanding their hours of operation to Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

Effective dates for the new standardized hours, by library location, are as follows:

• Monday, August 1: Central Library, Braden River and Palmetto
• Saturday, August 13: Rocky Bluff and South Manatee
• Saturday, August 27: Island

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The Florida Library Association’s 2016 Library of Year and two-time Innovation winner, the Manatee County Public Library System supports the County’s growing community and visitors through a wide range of educational and technological resources and programs at seven facilities in downtown Bradenton (Riverwalk), the east county region, the south county area, Holmes Beach, Palmetto and Ellenton. This past year, Manatee Libraries was visited by nearly 850,000 customers who made use of our resources over 3.9 million times (a record high!). We offer a wide array of digital ebook/eaudio/movies, unique collections (e.g. early literacy kits, telescopes), databases, classes and special events for people of all ages. Check us out!

Announcements

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Oceans of Possibilities 2022 Summer Reading
June 06, 2022
Readers of all ages will dive into the ocean depths this summer as Manatee County Public Library presents “Oceans of Possibilities” during their summer library program.Read More
East County Library Branch
November 16, 2021
We are so grateful to announce that the Manatee County Commission has officially approved the build of the future Library of East Manatee County at Lakewood Ranch!Read More
Library Card Design Contest
July 01, 2021
The Manatee County Public Library System is asking the community for help with designing new library cards. Read More