Locations & Hours

All six of Manatee Libraries' full-service locations are open with limited hours (listed below) and limited capacity following CDC guidelines. Each location  will close one hour early to allow staff time to disinfect surfaces in all public areas. The LITtle Discovery Center is open by appointment.


Library staff members are available via phone, during normal hours of operation, or via Ask a Librarian. Please see our Enjoy  From Home page for many online resources and activities.


Downtown Library

Downtown Central Library (map)

1301 Barcarrota Boulevard West
Bradenton, FL 34205-7522
(941) 748-5555

Hours:

Monday - 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday - 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday - CLOSED

Served by MCAT bus routes 1-4, 9, 13, 99, 201, 203, BE trolley
Download the Token Transit app for MCAT mobile bus passes


Little Discovery Center

LITtle Discovery Center (map)

For Ages 2 to 5

321 15th Street W.
Bradenton, FL 34205 
(941) 748-5555 x3807

Hours:

Open by appointment.
Monday - Friday - 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Braden River Library

Braden River Library (map)

4915 53rd Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34203-4198
(941) 727-6079

Hours:

Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday - 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday - CLOSED

Served by MCAT bus route 12


Island Library

Island Library (map)

5701 Marina Drive
Holmes Beach, FL 34217-1516
(941) 778-6341

Hours:

Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday - 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday - CLOSED

Served by MCAT bus routes 3, BE trolley- transfer to AMI trolley


Palmetto Library

Palmetto Library (map)

923 6th Street West
Palmetto, FL 34221-4607
(941) 722-3333

Hours:

Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday - 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday - CLOSED

Served by MCAT bus routes 1, 13, 201, 203


Rocky Bluff Library

Rocky Bluff Library map

6750 US Highway 301 North
Ellenton, FL 34222-3030
(941) 723-4821

Hours:

Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday - 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday - 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday - CLOSED

Served by MCAT bus route 1

South Manatee Library

South Manatee Library (map)

6081 26th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34207-4402
(941)755-3892

Hours:

Monday - CLOSED
Tuesday - 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday - 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday - CLOSED

Served by MCAT bus routes 9 and 99


Talking Books

Talking Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Florida Division of Blind Services
Bureau of Braille and Talking Books Library Services
421 Platt Street
Daytona Beach, FL 32114-2803

For all inquiries about TALKING BOOKS, please call (toll-free): 1-800-226-6075.


Second Edition Bookstore

Second Edition Bookstore - Central Library

Hours vary, Monday - Saturday

The bookstore is staffed by volunteers from the Friends of the Central Library. Proceeds benefit the Central Library.


Book Shoppe Around the Corner - Rocky Bluff Library logo

Book Shoppe Around the Corner- Rocky Bluff Library

Hours vary, Tuesday - Saturday

The Book Shoppe is operated by the Friends of the Rocky Bluff Library. All proceeds benefit the Rocky Bluff Library.

Paperback prices: 50 cents or $1
Hardback prices: $3


Book Ends-South Manatee Library logo

Book Ends-South Manatee Library

Hours vary, Tuesday - Saturday

Book Ends is operated by the Friends of the South Manatee Library. All proceeds benefit the South Manatee Library.


Map of Library Locations

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