Library HistoryThe history of the Main Library and the four branches: Ocean Park, Fairview, Montana Avenue and Pico Branch.
Local History Blog The
Local History Blog brings Santa Monica History to life through
information and digitized images of photographs, newspaper articles and
Marcus O. Tucker CollectionThe achievements of Marcus O. Tucker are highlighted with a collection of biographical resources.
Santa Monica Collection RoomSpecial collection containing books and documents on the history of Santa Monica and greater Los Angeles areas.
Santa Monica History Museum Located on the Main Library campus at 1350 7th Street, the Museum showcases the unique history and qualities of the City. Since 1975, the Museum has collected and preserved the history, art and culture of the Santa Monica Bay Area. Many of the Museum's historical photographs can be viewed online.
Stanton Macdonald-Wright Mural The new Main Library is graced by a cycle of murals created by artist Stanton Macdonald-Wright in 1935 for the former Main Library located at 503 Santa Monica Blvd.
FamilySearch is a nonprofit family history organization dedicated to
connecting families across generations. They preserve and share the largest collection of genealogical and historical records in the world. Setting up an account is free. It includes many older Santa Monica City Directories.