Note: Reservations are required to use a study room. Study room use must begin within 10 minutes of reservation start time or the reservation may be forfeited to a walk-in patron with a valid library card.
There are seven (7) study rooms located on the 2nd floor, designed to accommodate up to 4 or 6 persons. Electrical outlets and whiteboards are available in each room. These rooms may be reserved for free on a valid Santa Monica Library card for a 1- or 2-hour session on a first come, first served basis. You may book a study room online up to 1 day in advance. You may also book a study room at the Reference Desk on the 2nd floor.
The Children’s Library Teen Lounge Area on the 1st floor has five Youth Study Rooms which hold a maximum of four people. Youth Study Rooms are available for small groups of children or teens who need space to work together on projects. Electrical outlets and whiteboards are available in each room. These rooms must be signed out at the Youth Reference Desk on the 1st floor by a child or teen up to age 18 using his or her Library card in good standing. These rooms are available for one hour at a time.
A Quiet Study Room is available on the northeast corner of the 2nd floor for those who are seeking a quiet environment with tables for reading or studying. This room has seating for twenty and offers a glass-enclosed view of the courtyard terrace. Conversation and the use of cell phones or loud equipment is prohibited in this room.