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SM Main Public Library Reopens for In-Person Service June 1

How many homeless people will be there? They often hang out in the library.

The City of Santa Monica has announced that its Main Library will reopen for limited in-person service to the community on Tuesday, June 1. 

The Main Library, located at 601 Santa Monica Blvd., will offer the following services: in-person browsing of the first-floor collection, checking out items, holds pick-up, public computer use, printing and brief in-person interaction with staff. 

"The best way to make the most of your time at the Library is to plan your trip: wear a face mask, know the books or resources you'd like to check out or explore, and if there are any questions you have about returning to the Library, reach out to one of our dedicated staff," said Library Services Director Patty Wong.

In July, the phased approach to reopening continues when the doors of the Ocean Park Branch, 2601 Main Street, open through a self-service model, allowing patrons access to the Library collection, self-checkout of items, holds pick-up, and public computer use.  

Curbside pickup service will continue at the Montana Avenue Branch and Pico Branch libraries throughout the summer. 

For more information on hours and services offered at each Santa Monica Public Library location, visit  For general and reference questions, call 310-458-8600 or email


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