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The Main Library is closed until further notice due to COVID-19. The Library currently offers curbside service, our no-contact check-out/pick-up service, at the Main Library (601 Santa Monica Blvd), Montana Avenue Branch, and the Pico Branch. For hours and dates, please visit our Curbside Pickup page.

Upcoming Holiday Hours: There will be no Curbside Pickup and no Library services on: 
- Thursday, November 26, 2020
- Friday, November 27, 2020
- Thursday, December 24 
- Friday, December 25 
- Friday, January 1 
- Saturday, January 2

Monday, December 28 through Thursday, December 31:
Curbside Service will be available at the Main Library ONLY, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Telephone assistance and email reference will not be available, and there will be no Curbside Pickup service at the Pico and Montana Avenue Branch locations.

Saturday, January 2, 2021: There will be no curbside service. (Saturday curbside service will be open at the Main Library and Pico Branch Library on January 9, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

The Library is available to answer you questions.  You may call our Phone Assistance line at (310) 458-8600 during the hours of 10:00 am-4:00 pm, from Monday to Friday.

Main Library SMB Entrance 601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Hours for Curbside Service
  Phone Assistance 
(310) 458-8600
Sunday: -  
Monday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm   10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm   10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm   10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm   10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm   10:00 am - 4:00 pm

*Hours of service listed above may be affected by holiday closures

Getting There

The Main Library is located at the corner of Santa Monica Blvd and 6th Street.

By Freeway. Take the I-10 freeway to the Lincoln Blvd exit.  Turn right onto Lincoln Blvd. and proceed .4 miles to Santa Monica Blvd where you will turn left.  The Library will be one block ahead on the right.

By Bus. The Main Library is directly served by the Big Blue Bus lines 1, R10, and 18. Big Blue Bus lines 2, 3, R3, and 9 also stop within a short walking distance.

By Rail. The Metro Expo line stops within a ten minute walk to the Main Library.


Subterranean Garage. The public parking garage is currently closed to the general public.

Street-level parking lot. A limited number of metered one-hour parking spaces are available.  Entry to the lot is from 7th Street.

Bike Racks.  Cyclists can secure their bikes at one of several bike racks installed along the north side of the building.

Returning Materials

Main Library - Exterior Materials Return - Exterior return slots are located at the side of the building on 6th street. This return is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and accepts books, magazines and audiovisual materials. 

Donations. Due to COVID-19, the Library is not accepting donations at this time.



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