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Santa Monica Public Library

601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
310-458-8600
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Ranked #5 of 45 attractions in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries
Fee: No
Most recent review
- May 31, 2014
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Pacific Palisades, California, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 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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38 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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111 reviews 111 reviews
40 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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16 attraction reviews
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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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Santa Monica, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Santa Monica Library is the one of the best library I ever visited. this library has fully automated system you can check out books or DVD,s with out library staff assist. Also Santa Monica library has best selections of the Books and movies to read and enjoy. I love this place.

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Merritt Island, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Very easy to find on foot if you are moving out and around the Santa Monica area. Also near the Santa Monica open air street markets when they are operating. You can feel free to pop in and browse at the many, many books. There are quite a few events on a daily basis, always check ahead when you are... More

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