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Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common

Special Event Space Rentals

Whether it is for a business meeting, a wedding, or holiday party, the new San Diego Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common has many highly desirable special event spaces for rent.

Pricing, Policies and Ancillary Fees

Rental Process

*Due to the high volume of requests to use our special events spaces, you may experience a delay in response. Please also be aware that weekend availability of our spaces is extremely limited.*

Send your special events space request to
Please attach a completed Preliminary Information Form to your request.

The Application for Use of Central Library Special Events Space is due at least 60 days prior to the date of your event.

A deposit of $250 is due at least 60 days prior to the date of your event.

Timeline and Room Setup Plan
Your timeline (which must include load-in and load-out times) and room setup plan is due 21 days prior to the date of your event. Please give as much detail as possible in both your timeline and setup plan. Any changes to your timeline and setup plan cannot be accommodated if submitted less than 21 days prior. Submit both documents to Please note that rental charges will be based on load-in and load-out times. Changes in your timeline that result in an excess of the hours stated will incur additional fees.

Rental Payment
Payment of rental fees, including any ancillary fees for after-hours events, is due 7 days prior to the date of your event.
You will receive email reminders for your specific due dates. Payment details will also be provided in these emails. Please contact Special Events staff at for more information.

*A deposit is not required to rent the Mary Hollis Clark Conference Center

Parking and Transit Options

Frequently Asked Questions

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Contact Us

Contact the San Diego Central Library Special Events Office with any questions at
Please Note: Due to the high demand for the Special Event Spaces, we appreciate your patience. We are responding to emails as quickly as possible on a first come, first served basis.

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