The Montana Avenue Branch Library of Santa Monica has reopened to the public with new improvements.

Among the features of the remodeled library are new carpeting and paint; new shelving for adult books and media collections; additional book displays; a more efficient service desk; more self-checkout stations; additional seating in the teen area; and a new configuration for Internet-accessible computers on the adult side.

“With its 50th anniversary a few years behind us, it was time for the Montana Avenue Branch to get some much needed attention,” City Librarian Greg Mullen said.

“What started as a re-carpeting project was expanded to a general freshening. The Montana area neighbors have been active supporters and users of their branch library. I invite them to drop in to see what’s been done.”

An open house is planned for the end of the month to celebrate the Montana Avenue Branch’s new look and feel.

Montana Avenue Branch Library hours are Monday through Thursday, noon to 9 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The library is at 1704 Montana Ave., Santa Monica.