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Ocean Park Library

Ocean Park Exterior 2601 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405
310-458-8683
Branch Manager: Karen Reitz
 
Sunday: CLOSED
Monday: Noon to 9 pm
Tuesday: Noon to 9 pm
Wednesday: Noon to 9 pm
Thursday: Noon to 9 pm
Friday: Noon to 5:30 pm
Saturday: 10am to 5:30 pm

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

Getting There

The Ocean Park Branch Library is located at the corner of Main Street and Ocean Park Blvd.

By Freeway. Take the I-10 freeway to the 4th Street exit.  Take 4th Street south for 0.3 miles and then turn right on Pico Blvd.  Proceed 0.5 mile to Main Street, then turn left.  The library will be on the left.

By Bus.The Ocean Park Branch Library is served by the Big Blue Bus lines 1 and 8.

Parking

Limited metered parking is available along Norman Place, Ocean Park Blvd and Main Street, as well as in the lot directly in front of the Branch’s Norman Place entrance. Additional metered parking is available in City Lot 11 with entrances located at 2934 Main Street and at 170 Hollister Avenue.

Bike Racks. Cyclists can secure their bikes at the bike racks on Norman Place next to the parking meters. Additionally, there are artist-designed bike racks located behind the library on 2nd Street and in front of the library on Main Street.

Returning Materials

Ocean Park – Exterior Materials Returns – Two returns are located on Norman Place on the sidewalk near the Library entrance. These returns are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and accept books, magazines and audiovisual materials. Please do not drop donations into these returns. All donations should be brought to the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Overview of Services and Collections

Children. The Ocean Park Branch offers storytimes and puppet shows, class visits and much more.

Teens. Take advantage of our community volunteer opportunities (8th grade and up).

Adults. Enjoy our Ocean Park Book Group which meets the first Saturday of the month.

Community Room. A 60-person capacity meeting room is available for rent for meetings or programs that are free and open to the public.

Collections. Explore a wide array of popular books, magazines, DVDs, Music CDs, and books on CD for both children and adults.

Computers. The Ocean Park Branch Library is equipped with 6 public access Internet stations.

Wi-Fi. The facility is equipped with free City Wi-Fi.

Photocopiers and printers. Black-and-white printing and photocopying, as well as color photocopying are available.

Branch History

The Ocean Park Branch Library represents one of the few Carnegie-endowed structures still functioning as a public library in Southern California.  Built in 1917-18 on land donated by the Tegner family, the original building was designed by local architects Frank T. Kegley and H. Scott Gerity in the Classical Revival architectural style. The Ocean Park Branch Library was declared a historic landmark by the City of Santa Monica Landmarks Commission in May 1977.  In 1984 the architectural firm Mayer/Taylor was hired to design the addition, which currently houses the children's and teen sections and to add significant features for handicapped access. Mayor Christine E. Reed and the Santa Monica City Council hosted a reopening ceremony of the branch on October 14, 1985. In 2011, the Branch benefitted from an interior improvements project and new signage was erected outside of the library. The current building size is 8,434 square feet.

Upcoming Programs
& Events

January 2018

Jan 16 10:00am
Toddler Time
Jan 16 7:00pm
Ocean Park Mystery Book Group
Jan 17 9:00am
ESL Classes at SMPL/ESL para Padres en La Biblioteca Pública de Santa Mónica
Jan 17 3:30pm
The Constitution of the United States: Write It Down
Jan 18 10:00am
Baby Time
Jan 18 10:45am
Baby Time
Jan 18 3:30pm
Computer Class: Email Basics at Ocean Park
Jan 20 11:00am
Ocean Park Fiction Winners Book Group
Jan 22 9:00am
ESL Classes at SMPL/ESL para Padres en La Biblioteca Pública de Santa Mónica
Jan 22 2:30pm
Preschool Explorers: Rockets @ Ocean Park Branch
Jan 23 10:00am
Toddler Time
Jan 23 7:00pm
Intro to Tarot I at Ocean Park
Jan 24 9:00am
ESL Classes at SMPL/ESL para Padres en La Biblioteca Pública de Santa Mónica
Jan 24 3:30pm
Computer Class: "Appy Hour" at Ocean Park
Jan 25 10:00am
Baby Time
Jan 25 10:45am
Baby Time
Jan 27 3:00pm
Computer Class: Design in 3D, Desk Organizer
Jan 29 9:00am
ESL Classes at SMPL/ESL para Padres en La Biblioteca Pública de Santa Mónica
Jan 30 10:00am
Toddler Time
Jan 30 7:00pm
Intro to Tarot II at Ocean Park
Jan 31 9:00am
ESL Classes at SMPL/ESL para Padres en La Biblioteca Pública de Santa Mónica
Jan 31 3:30pm
Mini Makers: Tissue Transfer Art @ Ocean Park Branch

February 2018

Feb 1 10:00am
Baby Time
Feb 1 10:45am
Baby Time
Feb 3 11:00am
Ocean Park Branch Book Group: Telegraph Avenue by Michael Chabon
Feb 5 9:00am
ESL Classes at SMPL/ESL para Padres en La Biblioteca Pública de Santa Mónica
Feb 5 6:30pm
Pajama Storytime
Feb 6 10:00am
Toddler Time
Feb 6 6:00pm
Ocean Park Film Series
Feb 7 9:00am
ESL Classes at SMPL/ESL para Padres en La Biblioteca Pública de Santa Mónica
Feb 7 4:00pm
Bullet Journaling: Teen Edition
Feb 7 7:00pm
SCBWI Westside Writer's Mingle
Feb 8 10:00am
Baby Time
Feb 8 10:45am
Baby Time
Feb 10 2:00pm
Happy 100th Birthday, Ocean Park!
Feb 12 9:00am
ESL Classes at SMPL/ESL para Padres en La Biblioteca Pública de Santa Mónica
Feb 13 10:00am
Toddler Time
Feb 14 9:00am
ESL Classes at SMPL/ESL para Padres en La Biblioteca Pública de Santa Mónica
Feb 14 7:00pm
Mindful Meditation
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