Manning Library relocation - important information

News Update 26 October 2016
Manning Community Hub

Manning Library is relocating to the new state-of-the-art Manning Community Centre off Bradshaw Crescent in Manning. The last operational day at the existing library will be Saturday 3 December, with the fabulous new library expected to open in February 2017. Visit the library website for further details and updates.

Important Dates

Saturday 3 December - last day the library is open, 10am to 2pm

Monday 5 December to February 2017 - library closed due to relocation

From Thursday 8 December - Justice of the Peace service will be located at George Burnett Leisure Centre

February 2017 - New Manning Library to open

Remembering Manning Library

For more than half a century Manning Library has served the community and been a beacon for learning and education. Officially opened to the public in December 1964 by Sir Walter Murdoch and Mayor Thomas, the site on the corner of Goss Ave in Manning was donated to the City by the State Housing Commission. The architect designed building cost £18,000 to construct and the facility was initially run by a staff of just five employees.

The library has grown and changed significantly throughout its life to suit the needs of the community. Its relocation to the new multi-million dollar Manning Community Centre, which will also include a community hall, Manning Child Health Clinic, Moorditj Keila Aboriginal Group, a sporting clubroom and an early years’ centre, will mark yet another exciting chapter in its evolution. Sustainable, modern and multipurpose spaces will house state-of-the-art facilities and services for the entire community to use. The Manning Community Centre and Manning Library will be open to the public from February 2017.

Join us for a farewell Morning Tea

Before the Manning Library closes, join us for morning tea. Reminisce about the library; check out the display of old library photos and talk to staff past and present.

When: Friday 2 December, from 11am

Where: Manning Library, Cnr Goss Ave and Manning Rd, Manning

Cost: Free. Please bring a plate of food to share.

Returning your library loans

From Monday 5 December 2016 to early February 2017, please return all your library items to South Perth Library, Cnr South Tce and Sandgate St, South Perth.

Visit the library website for our opening hours. For your convenience an after-hours return chute is available at the South Perth Library entrance. You may be able to extend your loans as long as the item has not been requested by another library member. Talk to one of our friendly staff, visit the library website or phone 9474 0800.

Justice of the Peace service

Every Thursday from 11.30am to 1pm, Manning Library hosts a Justice of the Peace service. From Thursday 8 December to February 2017, this service will be located at George Burnett Leisure Centre, Cnr Manning Road and Elderfield Road, Karawara. A notice will be posted on the library website when the Justice of the Peace service is available at the new Manning Library.

Not a library member yet?

Did you know that you can join our libraries for free? Beat the rush before the new Manning Library opens and join up at either of our libraries now. You can join online via the Library website or in person. Visit the website for full terms and conditions for membership.

Contact us

For more information, please contact the City.