South Perth and Manning Libraries CLOSED June 12 - June 17. 

The South Perth Library Service is transitioning to a new Library Management System. The new system aims to deliver an improved user experience as well as enable library staff to deliver an optimised service. 

To facilitate a smooth changeover and allow adequate staff training, South Perth and Manning libraries will be closed from *Monday 12th June to Saturday 17th June, with limited services from June 8. Items borrowed prior to the closure will have extended loan periods. 24 hour chutes will be available at both branches for all returns during the closure.    

Certain events and programs will be impacted and/or altered by the closure, whilst some online resources may also be restricted during this time. Please see below for further details.

Restrictions will apply to the following programs and services:

  • No Rhymetime or Storytime
  • No computer access/printing/photocopying/scanning
  • No Mind Lounge event at South Perth June 15
  • Limited access to online resources

The following programs will run as scheduled:

  • Words with Wine: June 14, 'Ways of Being Here'
  • LETS (Learn English Through Storytime) session at Manning Library June 12
  • LEGO Club at Manning June 17
  • The Justice of the Peace Service will continue to operate from South Perth Library on Monday 12 and Wednesday 14 June. NB: Manning's J.P. Service on June 15 will run from South Perth Library.
  • Green Book Club on Wednesday 14 June will operate as usual in the South Perth Library function room.
  • Kids' Dragon Club meeting to run in South Perth's library function room.
  • Books for Bubs scheduled for June 14 will now run on June 21

Thank you for your understanding

*Closure dates may be subject to change. Please visit the library website for updates.


Manning Library is now open.

Address: 2 Conochie Crescent - free underground parking off Bradshaw Crescent.

Manning Library is part of the Manning Community Hub project. This community space is filled with comfortable seating to enjoy books or the WIFI and gives library users access to more public computers. The new technologically advanced library opened on January 30, 2017, offering a range of new services.

Please check our opening hours for amended Saturday hours.

The new library has four self loan stations with a staff terminal. The library is 100% self loan service with a staff member close by to guide you through the process.

If you are visiting Manning Library for the first time, a staff member is more than happy to show you how the self loan stations work.

Self loan kiosk Manning

A 24/7 returns chute is located on the Conochie Crescent side of the facility. For ease of access there are two 10 minute parking bays available near the Conochie Crescent entrance.

Return Chute

The 24 hour returns chute gives library members the ability to return items day or night. It gives members a receipt after checking in their items instantly. To ensure accuracy when recording your return, please insert three library items at a time.

In addition to our self service terminals, we have a membership desk and roving staff. This allows our staff to help patrons throughout the library, enhancing customer service. We believe this state of the art technology will improve the library experience.

We look forward to sharing the enhanced services with you.