Santa Monica Public Library Launches New Curbside Service

July 6, 2020 6:23 PM

Santa Monica Public Library Launches New Curbside Service

Santa Monica Public Library’s new contactless checkout/pickup service launches Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. 

Start by requesting items (including books, DVDs, audiobooks, and music CDs) through the Library’s catalog at or over the phone by calling 310-458-8600, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Patrons with items currently on hold will be notified of availability for pickup.

You will receive an email, text, or voicemail when your items are ready for pickup. Schedule an appointment online, or call us at 310-458-8600. Pickup appointments are available Monday through Friday, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. More details on this new service are available at

Book returns at all five Santa Monica Public Library locations are open 24/7 for item returns. All returned materials are quarantined for a minimum of 72 hours before being reassigned, as recommended by health officials. Please check your Library account for item due dates.

Depending on the date of return, and the location’s hours of operation, it may take a few days for the Library account to reflect the return. No fines will be assessed during this period.

The re-opening of the book returns and launch of curbside pickup service represent the beginning of a phased approach to providing Library services to support the health and safety of our community. No book donations will be accepted at this time.

To help control the spread of COVID-19, the Library buildings remain closed to the public as required by the County of Los Angeles Public Health Department. We encourage you to check out our Online Library and utilize the Library’s many digital services that are available 24/7.

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Questions? Call us at 310-458-8600 or email Staff are available Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and look forward to connecting with you!

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