Manteca Branch Library
320 W Center Street
Manteca, CA 95336-4539 Map
About the Library
The Manteca Branch Library offers a circulating collection of books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs in both English and Spanish. These items may be checked out at the circulation desk or using one of our many self-service Express Checkout machines.
The branch carries a number of newspapers for browsing.
Computer workstations are available for general and Internet use. Free Wi-Fi is also available for patrons with laptops and mobile devices. We offer black & white and color printing, as well as a copy machine. The branch has a typewriter, as well.
A microfilm reader/printer is available, which includes an extensive collection of archives from the Manteca Bulletin, the only local newspaper. A non-circulating collection of reference materials is also available for help with research.
The Manteca Branch Library offers two weekly storytime programs beginning at 10:30 AM. On Tuesdays we have All About Baby, a program geared for children aged 6 months-2 years. On Thursdays we present Preschool Storytime, primarily for children aged 2-4 years. However, children of all ages are welcome to attend either program, and parents are encouraged to try both.
The Manteca Branch Library has two bookdrops. One is located inside the building for use during open hours. Another is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, on the outer east wall of the building. The outdoor bookdrop remains open at all times except for noted closed days (holidays, furloughs, etc.), during which items will not be due. All Library materials (books, magazines, CDs, and DVDs) may be returned to the outdoor bookdrop. Donations to the Library or Friends of the Manteca Library are accepted during open hours and should not be placed in the outdoor bookdrop.
Donations are accepted any time the Library is open. We gratefully accept gently used, resaleable items, including hardcover and paperback books, videos, DVDs, audiobooks, and recent magazines. We do not accept magazines older than two years, textbooks of any kind, encyclopedias, obsolete computer books, Reader's Digest Condensed Books, or items in poor condition. Donated materials might be added to the Library collection or sold in the Friends of the Manteca Library booksale, funds from which are used to support only the Manteca Branch.
Friends of the Manteca Library is a group of local volunteers which supports the Manteca Branch Library by providing funds to purchase materials and for programs.
City web site: www.ci.manteca.ca.us
History - Books, etc.: Manteca | San Joaquin County [Library catalog search]
Newspaper: local papers [library homepage]
Manteca in Wikipedia: Manteca [ free encyclopedia article]