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Manhattan Beach Library

Library Hours

  • 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

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Get to Know This Library

About Manhattan Beach Library

About Manhattan Beach Library

Our Collections

Our Computers

Our Computers

  • Public Computers: 9
  • Children's Computers: 6
  • Laptop & Hotspot Kits: 6
  • Express Computers: 8
  • Early Learning Computers: 4

Our Community

Friends of the Library

Friends of Manhattan Beach Library is 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

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 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.

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Staff Picks (All Ages)

A monthly list of noteworthy titles selected by our Collection Development Services team.

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Library Happenings May 2024

Library Happenings May 2024

Check out what's happening at LA County Library this month. Read, celebrate, learn, enjoy!

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