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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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Amazing Facility

All right, it's not the NY Public Library, they don't have every book ever printed, but for a small... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Cornelius T
Santa Monica, California
via mobile
Best library around

Great collection, great amanities, great staff. And there is a large well-stocked used bookstore... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
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601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401-2501
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+1 310-458-8600
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

All right, it's not the NY Public Library, they don't have every book ever printed, but for a small city library it surpasses expectations. Its clean, modern layout and decor is well lit and comfortable, the staff is friendly and helpful and the selection on...More

Thank Cornelius T
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Great collection, great amanities, great staff. And there is a large well-stocked used bookstore on the premises where most books are a dollar or two.

Thank LL L
Reviewed 3 October 2017

computers, books and even a cafe inside with good food!! catch up on your emails always something going on there nicely designed building

Thank femderm13
Reviewed 18 August 2017

There is a good selection of books. And you could also pick up some bargains in the secondhand bookstore. Set against this is the fact that the entrance on Santa Monica Blvd. was nearly blocked by homeless people. And there were also homeless people sleeping...More

Thank vincemc
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I have been their with my grandchildren looking for book and video's and never had a problem finding them. I have been their for meetings and find it to be a good space. I have been their for screenings and panel discussions.

Thank blantry
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This was a cute little library! I don't have a library card but I really enjoyed the local history information inside.

Thank tink8009
Reviewed 15 July 2017

SMPL is a wonderful library system with 4 branches and also the main library on 6th Street , therefore 5 branches. We go to the main library frequently, and it's a wonderful library.

Thank katethecook33
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

Thank 1traveladdictblog
Reviewed 9 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
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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