Locations & Hours

CLOSURE: All Manatee Library Branches will be closed on May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. All branches will reopen at 9 A.M. on Tuesday, May 28. 


Library staff members are available to answer emails and text messages during open hours via Ask a Librarian.


Central Library (map)

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

Hours:

Monday - Thursday - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Sunday - CLOSED

Friends Bookstore: Second Edition (hours vary)

Served by MCAT bus routes 1-4, 9, 13, 99, 201, 203, PMX. 
Additional parking at City Centre Parking Garage, enter on 10th St. W.


little discovery center

LITtle Discovery Center (map)

For Ages 2 to 5

321 15th Street W.
Bradenton, FL 34205 
(941) 742-4058

Hours:

Open by appointment.
Monday - Friday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Braden River branch

Braden River Branch (map)

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

Hours:
Monday - Thursday - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Sunday - CLOSED 

Served by MCAT bus route 1

island branch library

Island Branch (map)

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

Hours:

Monday - Thursday - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Sunday - CLOSED

Served by MCAT bus routes 3 with transfer to 5- AMI trolley


Lakewood Ranch Library exterior at night

Lakewood Ranch library (map)

16410 Rangeland Parkway
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34211
(941) 742-4500

HOURS:

Monday - Thursday - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Sunday - CLOSED

Friends Bookstore: Book Nook (hours vary)


Palmetto Library

Palmetto Branch (map)

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

Hours:

Monday - Thursday - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Sunday - CLOSED

Served by MCAT bus routes 1, 13


Rocky Bluff Library

Rocky Bluff Branch (map)

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

Hours:

Monday - Thursday - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Sunday - CLOSED

Friends Bookstore: Book Shoppe Around the Corner (hours vary)

Served by MCAT bus route 1

south manatee branch

South Manatee Branch (map)

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

Hours:

Monday - Thursday - 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday - Saturday - 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Sunday - CLOSED

Friends Bookstore: The Bookshelf (hours vary)

Served by MCAT bus routes 9 and 99


Map of Library Locations