- Monday 10 am - 8 pm
- Tuesday 10 am - 8 pm
- Wednesday 10 am - 8 pm
- Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
- Friday 10 am - 6 pm
- Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
- Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm
Get to Know This Library
About Manhattan Beach Library
- Library Size: 21,500 sq ft
- Space for Children
- Space for Teens
- Meeting Rooms: Capacity 80
- Study Rooms: Capacity 4/room
- In-person and telephone research assistance
- MetroTAP Cards
- Public Computers: 9
- Children's Computers: 6
- Laptop & Hotspot Kits: 6
- Express Computers: 8
- Early Learning Computers: 4
Friends of the Library
Friends of Manhattan Beach Library a volunteer-run organization that supports the library and library events
Friends of Manhattan Beach Library provides the following services to support the library.
- Friends of the Library Book Sale
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 LA County Library 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.
- Manhattan Beach Historical Society: Dedicated to the preservation and and protection of the heritage of Manhattan Beach, the society provides historical information about the city.
- City of Manhattan Beach: Information about the City of Manhattan Beach.
- Manhattan Beach Chamber of Commerce: Chamber of commerce information.
- Beach Cities Health District: A public agency dedicated to promoting the health and wellness of all Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach California residents.
- El Camino College: Information on admissions, class schedules, community education programs, campus events, employment opportunities and more for this local community college in the South Bay area.
- Manhattan Beach Unified School District: Information about the school district including school profiles.
Staff Picks (All Ages)
A monthly list of noteworthy titles selected by our Collection Development Services team.
LA County Library Debuts Four New Little Libraries at Gloria Molina Grand Park in the Heart of Downtown Los Angeles
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LA County Library Hosts Vaccine Clinics at Select Libraries, Providing Free Flu Shots, Updated 2023-2024 COVID-19 Vaccines, and Mpox Vaccines
LA County announces free vaccine clinics at select LA County Library locations through December 20, 2023.