The Manhattan Beach Library is back and better than ever! The new library is a two-story facility with a panoramic ocean view, designed to achieve LEED Gold level certification. From the first floor wave ceiling to the second floor adult reading area with a fireplace, this library is sure to have something for everyone.

Library features:

• 21,500 square feet
• Automatic book-sorting machine (the first in the County of Los Angeles Public Library system)
• Adult reading area with a fireplace and a view of the ocean
• Nine public access computers in the adult area of the library
•Children’s area including Family Place, an interactive learning wall, four early literacy computers, and an additional six children's access computers
•Teen area with five teen access computers and a pop-up LED station for gaming and movies
•Meeting Room with a capacity of 100 includes state-of-the-art audiovisual system with remote touch panel controls and a kitchen
•Four study rooms, each study room includes a data projector for laptop connection
The new library will host children's story times twice a week on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM. For more info log on to

Library Pic inside 1
Library Pic inside 2

Rendering of New Library

Los Angeles County, in partnership with the City of Manhattan Beach, is constructing a brand new Public Library at its current location, 1320 Highland Avenue. Although the City has opportunities to provide comments, it is fundamentally a County project, and therefore the County will be the lead agency from start to finish. 

Please visit the following pages to learn more about this exciting project:

Interim Library Services

L.A. County Monthly Project Update Reports

Current Project Schedule 

Project Basics

Project Adoption

Previous Public Meetings 
(includes City Council, Commission, and community meetings with a new Library project item on the agenda)

Library Commission Meeting Minutes 

Library Project Subcommittee

Contact Us

Final approved rendering of the new Manhattan Beach Public Library

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