Being in Santa Monica, you do need to pay for parking. Yes. I just paid for parking at a library.
Here for Yallwest. Great atmosphere and very calm and quiet
Gorgeous. Clean. And you can bring outside food in say what?! My favorite is the outdoor courtyard.
A once modern and sophisticated layout and design has become a residence for the city's homeless.
$25 annual fee for a library card??
Public parking charges!
Children's department is awesome!
Grab a book, buy a drink, read outside in the courtyard :)
Open to public, clean, open till 9pm, ample seating and fast wifi! Whoa!!
Huge library. Don't get lost. Bear in mind they don't use the LAPL cards you need a Santa Monica one
Great DVD selection and you can renew them for a week longer.
Nice bookstore, coffee shop and huge. Makes all other libraries except downtown LA look like chumps.
Don't be put off by the wafts of urine. It doesn't smell bad everywhere.
quiet study rooms are on 2nd floor
There's books in them there aisle's!!!
Don't miss the many lectures and seminars presented by this outstanding public library. Very well-organized new/featured book areas; the librarians make consistently relevant and interesting choices.
Get a library card and grab a book or 12 for the beach.
Great programs for kids at the Main Street Library - like story-time, magicians, etc. Pick up a schedule.
For sure Michael F., this is the nicest library I have been in, within the LA area...
All hail the new mayor
Huge cd&dvd selection. Pirate your very own musical collection to make your friends and mom jealous. Local Tip- park for free across the street in the lot on 7th&SM Blvd. Woo-Hoo!!
You get to check out a grand total of 50 CDs for up to a month each! And an extensive selection to boot
The salads in the cafe in the center are soo good!
A few blocks from the MTA stop. Easily accessible, bright and airy, and always have the books I am looking for! Self-checkout is a breeze.
An amazing building, great selection of books, dvds,cds, mags and a courtyard cafe
don't wait in line, use the self checkout machines for a faster experience
Don't feed the library Pages! ;)
Free wi-fi; Friends of the SMPL used bookstore
In the CD section you'll find a huge selection of sound effects CDs
vast children's section - my kid loves this place - awesome building
If using the self-checkout make sure to take the case off of the DVDs(oops)...and remember that they can't be renewed!
Tons of DVDs. Lots of new releases downstairs and non-fiction (Documentaries, yoga, etc) upstairs. Sorry redbox.
Probably the nicest library in all of the Greater Los Angeles area. Especially their computer commons. At least that's my experience.