Pico Branch Library is temporarily suspending personal service and resuming roadside pick-up

January 10, 2022 3:46 p.m.

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Pico Branch Library, 2201 Pico Blvd., will temporarily suspend personal branch service and resume roadside collection starting Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

The Main Library will continue to provide personal library services to the Santa Monica community. Customers also have access to curb service on the Montana Avenue Branch and contactless self-service on the Ocean Park Branch.

The Santa Monica Public Library will continue to follow all state and local COVID-19 health guidelines. Due to the increase in the Omicron variant and the personnel capacity, there may be effects on library operations and library services. All future effects will continue to be communicated to library users and the Santa Monica community.

Library opening times:

Main library

601 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 5th February

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Pico Branch Roadside Pickup Only (beginning 11th January)

2201 Pico Boulevard.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 5th February

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Roadside pickup on Montana Avenue

1704 Montana Avenue.


10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Ocean Park self-service branch

2601 Hauptstr.

Pre-authorization required; sign up for smpl.org/SelfServiceHours

Wednesday Friday

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Do you have any questions about our services or do you need help? The friendly staff of the library are at your disposal during opening hours. Contact us at (310) 458-8600 or [email protected]

For roadside pickup, put on hold to pick up items at the Pico store or the Montana Avenue store. Wait until you receive notification that your returned items are ready, then come by to collect your supplies. Upon arrival, follow the directions on the signs. Please bring your library card or photo ID to pick up, wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Visit the library practically around the clock at smpl.org.


Media contact

Susan Lamb

Librarian III

[email protected]





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