English Conversation Group at Manning Library

Are you, or someone you know interested in joining an English Conversation Group?

The weekly English as a Second Language group sessions are informal, conversational and will cover a wide variety of topics. Sessions are scheduled to take place at Manning Library.

The first three sessions will take place on:

Thursday 22 November: 2 - 3pm

Thursday 29 November: 2 - 3pm

Wednesday 19 December: 2 - 3pm

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please email manninglib@southperth.wa.gov.au with your name and contact details or contact Manning Library on 9474 0822.

Service Interruption

The City is upgrading upgrading its server hardware. The upgrade will temporarily affect our libraries’ after-hours customers. The library catalogue and after-hours chute will be unavailable, and customers will be unable to search, place holds or renew items from 7-12pm, Wednesday 19 December.
The City apologises for any inconvenience.

Wellbeing Kits now available

City of South Perth Libraries are committed to supporting community members to maintain active and healthy lifestyles. To facilitate this, South Perth and Manning Libraries are now offering Wellbeing Kits for members to loan. 

What are they?

Wellbeing Kits are free to borrow for library members who are interested in improving their health. Each kit contains:

1 x skipping rope

1 x pedometer, with instruction booklet

1 x hand-therapy ball

1 x resistance band, with instruction leaflet

For how long can I loan a Wellbeing Kit?

Each kit is for three week loan.

Who are they for?

Mainly aimed at adults

We recommend making use of the lovely big ovals next to the libraries to try out your kit!


South Perth Library now 100% self-loan

South Perth Library is now 100% self-check. This brings South Perth in line with Manning Library's service, that has operated 100% self-check since its reopening in early 2017.

Three user-friendly, touch-screen self-loan stations have been relocated to a centralised position in front of the service desk at South Perth Library. 

If you have never used the self-check stations before, or are visiting South Perth or Manning Library for the first time, a staff member will be close by and is more than happy to guide you through the process.



I don't have my library card, but I have my driver's license/other photo ID. Will I be able to use that to borrow?

The self-check kiosks require your library card to borrow because they scan the barcode, so you will need your library card or virtual equivalent. If you don't have your library card, you may reserve items to collect next time you attend the library with your card.

Is there another way I can store my barcode so that I don't always have to bring my card with me?

Yes, you can save your library card to your smartphone. We recommend downloading the free app 'Stocard' to facilitate this. If you need help, please ask a staff member for assistance.

Won't this put you out of a job?

You are actually helping us out: We have lots of community services and programs to work on, plus getting all those lovely books ready for loan takes time! The self-check stations assist us to deliver the best service we can.


Self loan kiosk Manning