On behalf of the Library Board, the Library staff, and myself, I welcome you to the Santa Monica Public Library.
The Santa Monica Public Library is a vibrant learning center that offers the latest tools and technology to support learning for school, career, and life success. We provide quality core services such as access to information, research support and local history resources. The Library inspires lifelong learning through our diverse collections and programs.
The Main Library and its four Branch Libraries have played a vital role in enhancing the welfare of the community since the Library’s founding in 1890. As a wellbeing cultivator the Library is committed to supporting Santa Monica as a learning community by providing tools and experiences that stimulate intellectual exploration. Any California resident can obtain a free Santa Monica Public library card.
Our goal is to provide a Library environment that is comfortable, engaging and welcoming which, offers a vibrant Library experience for people to read, connect, relax, and learn.
Library staff and resources are expanding beyond the walls of the Library facilities to meet people at community festivals and Library pop-ups. Increased use of mobile technology and outreach services are also playing a part. The Library, whether physical, digital or out in the community, fuels learning, wellbeing and connection.
Library Boardmembers and staff are committed to building community and empowering residents by creating meaningful relationships with community partners. The Library team continues to collaborate with community experts to enhance programs and services. Together, our collective efforts provide the resources necessary for community members to thrive and succeed in life.
I invite you to contribute your input about the Library, its services and programs. We are proud of our commitment to community, inclusivity, and diversity. We value your comments and believe that your feedback will directly impact the Library’s level of success in the community.