Pico Branch Library Temporarily Suspends In-Person Service and Resumes Curbside Pickup Service

January 10, 2022 3:46 PM

To help slow the spread of COVID-19, the Pico Branch Library, 2201 Pico Blvd., will temporarily suspend in-person branch service and resume curbside pickup beginning Tuesday, January 11, 2022.

The Main Library will continue to provide the Santa Monica community with in-person library services. Patrons can also access curbside service at the Montana Avenue Branch and contactless self-service at the Ocean Park Branch.

The Santa Monica Public Library will continue to follow all state and local COVID-19 health guidelines. There may be impacts to library operations and services due to the Omicron variant surge and staff capacity. Any future impacts will continue to be communicated to Library patrons and the Santa Monica community.

Library Hours:

Main Library  

601 Santa Monica Blvd. 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Saturday, February 5 

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   


2 p.m. – 8 p.m.   


Pico Branch Curbside Pickup Only (beginning January 11)

2201 Pico Blvd. 

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, February 5  

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   


2 p.m. – 8 p.m.   


Montana Avenue Branch Curbside Pickup  

1704 Montana Ave. 


10 a.m. – 5 p.m.   


2 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Ocean Park Branch Self-Service  

2601 Main St. 

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

Wednesday & Friday   

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.  


Have questions about our services or need help? Friendly Library staff are available during open hours. Contact us at (310) 458-8600 or library@santamonica.gov.  

For Curbside Pickup, place a hold to pick up items at the Pico Branch or the Montana Avenue Branch. Wait to receive notification that your hold items are ready, then drop in to pick up your material. Upon arrival, follow the directions on the posted signs. When picking up items, please bring your Library card or photo ID, wear a mask, and practice social distancing.  

Visit the Library virtually 24/7 at smpl.org. 


Media Contact

Susan Lamb
Librarian III