Redondo, Manhattan libraries reopening, but not Hermosa’s

Manhattan Beach library will reopen Monday, April 19.

Manhattan Beach library will reopen Monday, April 19.

 

Redondo Beach’s two public libraries, which are owned by the city, will reopen Monday, April 19. Manhattan Beach’s County owned library will also reopen Monday, but the County-owned Hermosa Beach library’s reopening date has not been set.

At the Redondo Beach libraries, visits will be limited to 30 minutes or less. There will be no seating except at a select number of public computers. They will be available for 30 minutes per day per user. Newspapers, room rentals, group study rooms and children’s toys will not be available. 

Face coverings will be required for all visitors except children ages 2 and under. Social distancing will be enforced.

Library takeout has been suspended. However, patrons unable to enter the library due to medical concerns may call the library to arrange outdoor pick-up service.

Hours at the main library, at 303 N. Pacific Coast Hwy. will be Monday 3 to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday 2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Hours at the North Branch, at 2000 Artesia Blvd., will be Monday through Thursday 1 to 7 p.m., Closed Fridays. Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call the library at 310-318-0675. Or visit Redondo.org/library.

At the Manhattan Beach library, visitors will be allowed to browse the collections, check out items, use the public computers (up to 1 hour at a time), print, pick up items on hold, use the library’s free wi-fi and briefly speak with staff. Visitors must wear masks at all times, maintain social distancing, adhere to posted library capacity limits, make their visit to the library quick and efficient, follow posted directional signage and refrain from bringing food or beverages into the library.

The Hermosa Beach Library, which is also a county library, remains closed to the public. But sidewalk service is available. 

For more information about the Manhattan Beach Library, located at 1320 Highland Avenue, call the branch at 310-545-8595. ER

 

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