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Manhattan Beach Library

1320 Highland Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-8595

Mon
10 - 9
Tue
10 - 9
Wed
10 - 9
Thu
10 - 6
Fri
12 - 6
Sat
10 - 5
Sun
1 - 5

Melissa McCollum, Library Manager

Manhattan Beach Library
  • about
  • collection
  • services
  • computers
  • community
  • Building size: 21500 sq. ft.
  • Meeting Room: Capacity 80
  • Children's area
  • Teen Space
  • Study Room available
  • Book Drop for returning items accessible 24 hours

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Manhattan Beach Library has:

  • Public computers: 9
  • Children's computers: 8
  • Early literacy computers: 4
  • Free Wi-fi

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Friends of the Manhattan Beach Library is a volunteer-run organization that supports the library and library events - join today to get involved!

Friends of the Manhattan Beach Library provides these service(s) to support the library:

library history

Manhattan Beach Library was started as a subscription library in 1910 by the Neptunian Women's Club of Manhattan Beach.

The library became part of the County of Los Angeles Public Library system in January 1915, making it one of the oldest continuing libraries in the county system. The library moved into a separate building in 1957 and to its current location in 1975. In 2013, construction began on a new more modern building that would meet the needs of the 35,000 residents in the 3.87 square mile community.

On May 1, 2015 the new 21,500 square foot building designed by architectural firm Johnson Favaro opened. It features a two-story modern design with panoramic ocean views, an interactive children's exhibit, fireplace, automated materials handling system, and self-check machines.

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