Opening Hours

The Friends’ Bookstore located at the Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd., is open Thursdays from 3 – 6pm. Hours subject to change based on volunteer availability.

Material Donations

The Santa Monica Public Library welcomes donations to enrich the Library’s collections. Donations are accepted on Fridays between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library by appointment only. We welcome books, CDs, and DVDs, but no galleys or screeners. An appointment to drop off donations at the Main Library can be made with Library staff.

To schedule an appointment, please email

Please complete the form below to be added to our Bookstore mailing list for upcoming sales.

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