Santa Monica Public Library branches will expand their public hours, beginning Friday, April 13. The three neighborhood branches – Fairview, Montana and Ocean Park Branch Libraries – will now be open on Fridays from noon to 5:30 p.m.

The extension of branch library hours to include Friday starts during National Library Week, a time when libraries across the country promote library use and support.

“This year, we made the decision to celebrate libraries and promote library use by opening our doors on Fridays at our three neighborhood branch libraries,” says City Librarian Greg Mullen. “The new Friday branch hours will increase the ease of using the branches for checking out popular materials, attending a children’s, teen or adult program, and using the public computers.”

Starting Friday, April 13, Santa Monica Public Library hours will be as follows:

Fairview Branch Library, 2101 Ocean Park Blvd. (310) 458-8681; Montana Branch Library, 1704 Montana Ave. (310) 458-8682; Ocean Park Branch Library, 2601 Main St. (310) 458-8683

Branch Library Hours: noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; noon to 5:30 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturday; closed on Sunday.

Main Library, 601 Santa Monica Blvd. (310) 458-8600;Main Library Hours (remain the same): 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

All Santa Monica Public Library facilities are wheelchair accessible, served by the Big Blue Bus, and offer bicycle parking racks.

Information, (310) 458-8600, or