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Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common

Special Event Space Rentals

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

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 be aware that weekend availability is extremely limited.*

Please complete the Preliminary Information Form and attach it to your request.
Send your special events space request to


The actual 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 are due 21 days prior to the date of your event. Please give as much detail as possible in both your timeline and setup plan.
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 total time requested including 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
Full 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

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.

For other questions or concerns, call 619-236-5800 or email

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