Library Services

The library is a great place to get to know the community, whether you are new to Manhattan or a long time resident.

Friendly staff are happy to help you explore the library’s wide variety of resources and services. Please ask if you have questions, or let us know how we can help you.

Library Card

Library cards are free. A library card establishes an account that allows you to use library services, borrow books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Fill out the online form, then visit the library’s circulation desk to show staff a photo ID and pick up your card. If your current local address does not appear on your ID, please bring a utility bill or other proof of address.

Borrowing Guide

Items Loan Period Checkout Limit Late Fees (Per Day)
All Print Books 21 days none $0.10
Sizzlers 4 days 2 per card $1.00
DVDs 7 days 5 per card $1.00
Blu-Ray Discs 7 days 2 per card $1.00
CDs 21 days 5 per card $0.10
Audiobooks 21 days 5 per card $0.10
Video Games 7 days 1 per card $1.00
Current Magazines remain in library remain in library
Magazines (Older Issues) 7 days 5 per card $0.10
Story Kits 21 days 1 per card $1.00
Discovery Packs 21 days 1 per card $1.00
Interlibrary Loan Items varies varies varies