Fairview Branch Library Reopens via Self Service and Enhanced Hours at all Library Locations

October 15, 2022 12:10 PM

The Fairview Branch reopens on November 1, 2022, via Open+ a comprehensive self-service model providing controlled access to the library.

Community members who are pre-approved will be able to access the branch with a swipe of their Santa Monica Public Library card on Tuesdays from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Self-Service Hours allow users to pick up items on reserve, use the library space, access materials and resources, and use a computer.

Library patrons who sign the Self-Service Hours Application and Agreement and agree to library policies can scan their Library card at the entrance to gain access to the building. Registration to use the self-service branches is required. Patrons who already have self-service access at the Ocean Park Branch do not need to register again.

“We are very excited to bring Open+ and self-service access to the Fairview Branch Library,” said Library Director, Erica Cuyugan. “As the former branch manager of this location, I understand the deep commitment and value that the Sunset Park community, as well as its adjacent areas, place in their neighborhood library. We look forward to opening the doors again and welcoming folks back into this beloved branch.”

There is also more to look forward to as the library continues its phased approach to reopening by expanding library hours. Santa Monica City Council approved funding on August 24, 2022, to enhance operating hours at the Santa Monica Public Library, including new Saturday service at the Montana Avenue and Pico Branch libraries.

Library Hours:

Main Library / 601 Santa Monica Blvd.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 


Pico Branch / 2201 Pico Blvd.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

12 to 7 p.m. 

Friday & Saturday

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Montana Avenue Branch / 1704 Montana Ave.

Tuesday & Thursday

12 to 7 p.m.


10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Open+ Hours

Pre-authorization required for the following locations. Sign up at smpl.org/SelfServiceHours


Ocean Park Branch Self-Service / 2601 Main St. 


12 to 7 p.m.


10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fairview Branch Self -Service

2101 Ocean Park Blvd.  


12 to 7 p.m.


10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Operating hours will increase from 84 hours per week across four locations to 116 hours per week across all five locations.

The library continues to rebuild services and hours as funding is restored. Staff is committed to exploring opportunities to increase hours of operation, programs, and services.

We invite you to explore the library in-person and virtually. For more information on programs and services offered at each Santa Monica Public Library location, visit our program page.

Please reach out if you have questions. Friendly Library staff are available to assist you. Visit smpl.org/reopening for our hours and locations. Call (310) 458-8600 or email library@santamonica.gov.

Media Contact

Rachel Foyt
Senior Administrative Analyst