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Santa Monica Public Library

601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-458-8600
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Ranked #9 of 45 attractions in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
Fee: No
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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Los Angeles
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

If you are around during the week, head over to baby or toddler story time. The Librarians are fabulous and its a ton of (free) fun! Check out the website to find times and days.

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San Jose
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

This place is quite a library. They must have lots of funds from all the parking ticket revenues they collect. The library is air conditioned, they have bathrooms, places to sit and read or get on your computer, or just stair out the window. Its like Starbucks with books, but no coffee. There is a fun cafe in the courtyard.... More

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Pacific Palisades, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I live near here, but I hadn't been in since they'd remodeled. And then I went. It is beautiful. I went in armed to do some writing, and the tables on the first floor are perfect for that. There's even a place to plug in my laptop. I love that within this compound there is an auditorium for community events,... More

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Santa Monica, California
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197 reviews 197 reviews
38 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Santa Monica's fairly new library has all the modern library services, including computerized card catalog, large audio book section, terrific reference stalls, and knowledgable librarians. The periodical selections are extensive and New Books are always featured just off the entrance lobby.

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Auckland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Didn't have many amenities where we stayed and needed to print out attraction tickets. Had an ipad which wasn't compatible with the library facilities but the man in the computer room was really helpful and found a way to assist. Great vibe. If I loved in Santa Monica I would be there frequently.

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Santa monica
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The Library is well located on 6th St and Santa Monica blvd. You can use the computers or Wifi, read books and Magazines and sit outside and eat on the patio. Great for a quiet few hours in a clean environment.

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

I am a book nerd. Admittedly. This is one of the best libraries I have been to, and it is heart warming to see one so up to date with classics and new books alike. There are not many libraries around. but this one is a great one filled with students, locals, and visitors like myself. Walking distance from other... More

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Beverly Hills, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
40 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

If you want to see the people you could be facebooking with or, for a 90's term, "chatting" with, come here. In fact, I recommend all you youngin's to visit this place to get a dose of reality for what you could be interacting with online. That said, I do understand some bums are there not by choice, but many... More

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Santa Monica
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Nice architecture. Good collection of books, videos, and audio files and music. The toilets there are nice, too! They have a coffee shop there that serves good coffee and snacks. They have one section with just computers for common use.

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New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

i love this library; is just pleasant to hang out with your book and sit in the chilling area while sipping a coffee. The stuff is gentle and rules are followed almost by everybody that choose this place for studying or just visiting. Good selection of books and movies

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