Library Lovers Unite!

The $4.8 million reduction in budget in fiscal year 2020-2021 has drastically impacted the Santa Monica Public Library operations, community access, staffing, collections, materials, programming and technology.

The Friends have been a long-time funder of Library Programs. Prior to Covid-19 the Friends donated $100,000 a year to the Library from its Bookstore proceeds and Friends memberships. Currently the Bookstore is operating three times a week, hosting periodic outdoor sales and its online store is available 24/7.

Your Friendship is needed now more than ever to sustain our vital program funding.

FRIEND FOREVER – $10 a month

You can “set it and forget it” with monthly payments that are automatically charged to your credit card.  As a Friend Forever you’re providing the Friends with a stable, consistent source of support for our funding of library programming throughout the year. 


Friends of the Santa Monica Public Library provide annual support for the Summer Reading Program, Santa Monica Reads, Branch Activities, the Calendar of Events and Soundwaves Concerts.  Help the Library not miss a beat!

Book Collector $100

Book Lover $50

Bookworm $25

Seniors and Students $10 – A special offer for seniors 62+ and students.

  • Membership dues are tax deductible (we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization).

If paying by check make check payable to Friends of Santa Monica Public Library. Mail your payment to: Friends of Santa Monica Public Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90401

Yes! Keep me posted on the latest Friends programming, events, and book sales.