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    Pico Library Study Rooms

    3 Pico Study Rooms   The Pico Branch Library offers three Study Rooms near the Adult Internet stations.
    • Study rooms are checked-out on a first-come, first-served basis.
      • Study room check outs are in-person and same day only. Rooms cannot be reserved ahead of time.
    • Study rooms are checked-out at the front desk with a valid Library card.
    • Study room check-outs are for one (1) hour, and study rooms may only be checked out once per day.
    • Patrons may remain in the study room after their allotted time if the room is not reserved for someone else.
    • No food or drink is allowed in study rooms.
    • There is a two-person maximum per study room.
    On Tuesday – Friday, Study rooms are reserved and left open for check-out to K-12 students from 3 – 5 p.m. (3 – 6 p.m. on Thursdays) during the academic school year. Tutors accompanied by a student are allowed.

    Please note that the Main Library's study rooms are currently not available for use.

    Main Library Study Rooms

    Study Room 7   2nd Floor  

    Note: The Main Library's study rooms are currently not available for use.

    Reservations are required to use a study room. Please check in at the Reference 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. Patrons may have only one active (not expired) reservation at a time

    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. 

    YS Study Room   Youth Services

    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. No advance reservations are taken. These rooms are available for one hour at a time.

    Quiet Study Room   Quiet Study Room

    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.


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