Library Community Room

The Library's historic Community Room is available to rent when not in use by the Library or other City Departments and when Library Administration determines rental will not interfere with normal Library operations.

Library Community Room (built 1930)
1115 El Centro Street
South Pasadena, California 91030
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Available Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., 7 days a week.
Prime-Time Rates: Friday, 4:00 p.m. through Sunday, 10:00 p.m.

To inquire about Community Room availability and rates, contact Library Administration at 626-403-7330 or

Community Room Use Application(PDF, 275KB)

Rental Fees

Deposit Fee

Refundable Deposit: $294

Use of the Library Community Room requires a deposit if alcohol is served, and in other instances at the discretion of Library Administration. The deposit is fully refundable, provided the facility is clean and returned to its original condition.

Hourly Rate

Minimum rental is 2 hours.

  • Resident: $106
  • Resident (Prime time*): $183
  • Non-Profit: $118
  • Non-Profit (Prime time*): $194
  • Non-Resident: $141
  • Non-Resident (Prime time*): $218

*Prime time is Friday, 4 p.m. through Sunday, 10 p.m. All applications must be completed/processed, with all fees paid, at least 14-days prior to the event date.


$47/hour (in addition to rental Hourly Rate)

Amenities and Equipment

Hourly Fee Includes:

  • Main Room (94' X 31')
  • Men's & Women's restrooms
  • Padded chairs (180)
  • 6' folding tables (10)
  • Wired microphone

Equipment Available for an Additional Fee:

  • Audiovisual system - $70 (Digital projector, screen, DVD/Blu-ray Player, CD player, surround sound speakers)
  • Baldwin piano - $42 (Tuned quarterly. Note: Steinway piano located in NE corner of room is not for use by renters and may not be moved or touched, nor should anything be placed on top of it.)

Additional Information


Rates vary depending on multiple factors. Please email for more information.

Max Occupancy

  • 394 Standing
  • 184 Seated

The following South Pasadena municipal codes apply to uses of City facilities:
  • SPMC 16.32d: Distribution of plastic carryout bags is prohibited.
  • SPMC 16.42: Distribution or selling of food in any Disposable Food Service Ware made of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam is prohibited.