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.

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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 be aware that weekend availability is extremely limited.


Please complete the PDF icon Preliminary Information Form and attach it to your request. Send your special events space request to [email protected].



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.

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

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 [email protected].

NOTE: 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 seven 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.

Contact Special Events staff at [email protected] for more information.

Parking and Transit Options

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 [email protected]