The Montana Avenue Branch Library, 1704 Montana Avenue, Santa Monica, is reopening on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. After 18-months of providing curbside services, the Santa Monica Public Library is excited to welcome patrons back into the Branch.

“Patrons often comment that one of the things they love most about the Montana Avenue Branch is its ‘neighborhood-y’ feel,” said Erica Cuyugan, Interim City Librarian. “The affinity patrons feel for the Montana Branch is reflected in the high visitation numbers and number of items that patrons check out.”

During the pandemic, the Branch began offering curbside service to support the community as it dealt with the impacts of COVID-19. Now, building on these efforts, and the Fine Free for All program which eliminates fines on overdue books and materials, the Branch is reopening to allow visitors to enjoy the collections and Library space once again.

Library visitors can look forward to:

browsing the adult and youth collections,

picking up library holds,

using computers for up to 30 minutes,

no fines on overdue books and materials,

checking out materials, and

interacting with staff.

Visit us during Montana’s open hours:

Tuesdays 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thursdays 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

The City and the Library are committed to providing safe facilities for patrons and staff. Library spaces have been reconfigured to provide welcoming environments that also accommodate social distancing. If you haven’t visited the Library in a while, come back. If you are new to Santa Monica, join us.

For more information on hours and services offered at each Santa Monica Public Library location, visit smpl.org/reopening.

Submitted by Rachel Foyt