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    All study rooms follow the Study Room Policy outlined in the Policy Page.  These rooms may be reserved for free on a valid Santa Monica Library card for a 1-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 any Information Desk or by calling 310-458-8600.

    Note: Individuals and groups may have only one reservation per day. A subsequent reservation for the following day may be made 15 minutes before the end of the current reservation.

    Online study room reservations are available. Reserve a room online up to 24 hours in advance. A valid library card and email is required.

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    To make an online reservation for these study rooms please review the policies and make a reservation using DIBS Online Reservation.

    Main Library Study Rooms

    Study Room 7   2nd Floor

    Note: Beginning Monday, October 3, please check in at the 1st Floor Information Desk. The Reference Desk will not be staffed starting October 3.

    There are seven (7) study rooms located on the 2nd floor, designed to accommodate up to 4 persons or 6 persons (in Study Room 8 and 9 only). Electrical outlets and whiteboards are available in each room. 

    • Please check in at the 2nd Floor Information Desk prior to beginning your session.
    • 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.
    • The last hour of the day will be shortened to 45 minutes due to limited staffing at the Main Library 2nd floor.
    YS Study Room   Youth Services

    The Children’s Library Youth Services on the 1st floor has five (5) Youth Study Rooms which hold a maximum of four people; two are for use by a maximum of 2 persons. 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.  

    • May only be used by children and teens (up to age 18 or Grade 12). Adults or caregivers accompanying the child/teen may be in the room with the child/teen in order to work with or supervise them. However, the child/teen must be the primary user of the study room, and occupy the room for a majority of the session.

    Pico Branch Study Rooms

    3 Pico Study Rooms  
    Pico Branch

    Pico Branch Library study rooms are available on a first come-first served basis. Up to four people are allowed in study rooms during the reservation.

    • Two study rooms are reserved for student and tutor use only during the following hours:

      • 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays

      • 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

    • One study room will remain available for adults aged 18 and up during open hours.

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