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Santa Monica Public Library

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Address: 601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-458-8600
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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So Relaxing

After a great lunch in Santa Monica I decided to wind down by going to the Santa Monica Library. It topped off the afternoon just right and after that relaxation a stroll on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

After a great lunch in Santa Monica I decided to wind down by going to the Santa Monica Library. It topped off the afternoon just right and after that relaxation a stroll on the near by beach was delightful! Ahh, what a great way to finish a nice lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Remodeled and downtown santa monica. very new and attractive, with open interior courtyard and small cafe. family friendly and a nice place to hang out and enjoy the santa monica vibe. hard to park!!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I like buying my paper backs from the used book store at this library. They have good choices of books. When finished, I then donate them back to the store. The whole library has a nice ambiance. The only problem with the book store is they have limited hours.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This library is state of the art, it not only has books but places you can curl up and read. Internet connectivity for free. Leave it to the city of Santa Monica

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Modern cavern and monument to books and reading. I have yet to stump the catalog. Everything you could come up with, regardless of subject is to be found here. The space itself tends to be crowded. The chairs, worktables and alcoves tend to fill up quickly. There is wifi and a cafe downstairs in a courtyard patio which is a... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Most of the pubic parking lots were full, but there was open spots there for cheaper. In addition there is a used bookstore that had a good selection of old books and a cafe. Only a few minute walk to the pier.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Friendly staff and great selection of books and movies. They offer great programs with free music, education and entertainment.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My husband loves libraries, and this one was very modern and well kept. The bathroom was clean, and they have a nice café with a lot of treats. I enjoyed finding a quiet place to check my emails and write reviews on trip advisor.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Santa Monica libraries are the nicest libraries I have visited. They are modern and clean.. They have really great year round programs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is one of the true gems of Santa Monica. Beautiful architecture. Ultra modern facilities. This is the place to go lose yourself for an afternoon when the sun gets too hot. Great for kids!

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Additional Information about Santa Monica Public Library

Address: 601 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone Number: 310-458-8600
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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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 coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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