Ocean Park Branch Library

In August 2021, the Ocean Park Branch reopened via Open+, a comprehensive Self-Service model providing controlled access to the library. Registration is required; library card holders can register online. A confirmation email will be sent 1-2 days after registration. 

Just blocks from the beach, the Branch provides this culturally diverse neighborhood with a wide range of popular books, magazines, DVDs, CDs, and audiobooks for children, teens, and adults.

Ocean Park Branch is one of the few Carnegie-endowed structures still functioning as a public library in Southern California. Built in 1917-18, on land donated by the Tegner family, the original building was designed in the Classical Revival architectural style. The Branch was declared a historic landmark by the City of Santa Monica Landmarks Commission in May 1977. 

In 1984 the architectural firm Mayer/Taylor was hired to design the addition, which currently houses the children's and teen sections, and to add significant features for handicapped access. Mayor Christine E. Reed and the Santa Monica City Council hosted a reopening ceremony of the branch on October 14, 1985. In 2011, the Branch benefited from an interior improvements project and new signage was erected outside of the library. 

  • Benches
  • Bike Rack
  • Computers
  • Historical location
  • On-Site Elevators
  • Photocopier
  • Printer
  • Restrooms
  • Wi-Fi

Contact Us:

2601 Main Street
Santa Monica, CA 90405


  • SundayClosed
  • MondayClosed
  • TuesdayClosed
  • Wednesday12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • ThursdayClosed
  • Friday10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • SaturdayClosed