Welcome to the Adult Services Department

The library’s Adult Services Department is here to guide you to the information and services you need to improve your life. Let us help you stay connected to your interests, your friends and family, and to your community. Whether you are looking for a new book to read, researching your family tree, or have a question that is making you scratch your head, we have a wide range of online resources, reader services, and community events just for you.

Not only can we bring you answers—we can help you find information yourself. From eReader workshops to personalized reading lists, we are here to help Manhattan be a community of empowered readers and lifelong learners.

  • Outreach – Manhattan Public Library is mobile. When you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you.
  • Technology Education – Need computer help? We offer one-on-one tech training and workshops.
  • Interlibrary Loan – We don’t have it?  We’ll try to get it.
  • Clubs & Groups– Need a program for your next group meeting?  Schedule a tour at the library or let us bring a presentation to you.
  • BookTALK Reviews – This site is full of searchable book reviews and recommendations written by Manhattan Public Library staff.

Adult Services Blog Posts


We are still collecting mittens for our Mitten Tree and will be taking donations until January 4.  At that time, w…

Library Closed December 24 and 25

The library will be closed for the Christmas holiday tomorrow and the 25th, so head in today if you need books and…

Traveling for the Holidays?

Are you planning a road trip for the holidays? Check the web site for the Kansas Department of Transportation to se…

The Day is Short; Read Fast

by John Pecoraro, Assistant Director

Today is the Winter Solstice, the first day of winter, and the shortest da…

All things Austen!

by Judi, Adult Services

139 years after her birth, the works of Jane Austen remain popular, both in print and on…

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