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Santa Monica Public Library

601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2501
+1 310-458-8600
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Nice and modern library with decent wi-fi

I tend to travel a lot for work, and sometimes I want to work someplace other than a cafe. The... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada
Books close to the beach

People very helpful at this library. Being able to access the audiobooks online as well as if there... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Santa Monica, California
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601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2501
Santa Monica
+1 310-458-8600
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

I tend to travel a lot for work, and sometimes I want to work someplace other than a cafe. The library is clean and modern, and their free wi-fi meets my needs. It's a good place to work if you need some peace and quiet.

Thank Tim_Maliyil
Reviewed 18 March 2017

People very helpful at this library. Being able to access the audiobooks online as well as if there is a problem you can get some pretty good help. The library is on 6th street and Santa Monica Blvd. making it an easy walk to the...More

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Reviewed 10 February 2017

This library has very helpful staff, comfortable seating areas and a lot of them. good lighting and a wonderful used bookstore with great prices. Forget Barnes and Noble, come here to browse.

Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed 26 January 2017

They are always helpful and cordial. I often order via their site, and pick up from there. The parking in back is metered but there is no free parking in this Montana area.

Thank MarilynLA
Reviewed 5 January 2017

What would life be like without a good library? Our Santa Monica Library is truly wonderful. Such selection of books, music and movies. Always so much to choose from.

Thank LAVict0ria
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Given the amount of homeless citizens that use this space, it is really quite clean. They do a nice job of allowing people a place to rest as long as nobody is disruptive. The library keeps everything current including book selections, DVDs and popular magazines....More

Thank Wiscostef
Reviewed 28 October 2016

How Sad i found it When just to simply use the Library, they Wanted $2.00 for One Hour on the Computer, Parking in the Library also required a Parking meter toll charge. Their was NO FREE Parking, NO FREE GUEST LIBRARY CARD FOR COMPUTERS. The...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Aside from the homeless that hang out near the entrance, don't let that deter you. On this my second visit to this library for research (thank you Alice and the team of reference librarians), I was able to hone right in on what I wanted...More

Thank MeMeDaVinci
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

The downtown location is a fantastic local library. The one in downtown Santa Monica is the main one and they have quite a selection. They also have a bookstore and a cafe. I enjoy sitting at the cafe outside. The library is a really comfortable...More

Thank HappyTravelersJD
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

It's clean , beautiful and spacious . there is an outdoor cafe , a small theatre & community events . a nice place to read , study or have coffee with a friend.

Thank Buckynjumbo
Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a
balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a
thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers,
roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the
famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles
weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa
Monica pier spins high above the water, while park
revelers scream with delight riding the roller
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