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Community Room Rental

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 (map)

 Available hours: 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., 7 days a week. Prime-time rates apply 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

 Download a Community Room Use Application here.

Community Room Pics 001 Community Room Interior - Piano

 Refundable Deposit
 (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  $90
 Non-Profit  $100
 Non-Resident  $120
 Resident (Prime time*)  $155
 Non-Profit (Prime time*)  $165
 Non-Resident (Prime time*)  $185
 Library Park (with room rental)  $150
 *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.


 $40/hour (in addition to Hourly Rate)

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

 Max Occupancy

 394 Standing
 184 Seated

 Fee includes use of

  • 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 - $59 (Digital projector, screen, DVD/Blu-ray Player, CD player, surround sound speakers)
  • Baldwin piano - $35 (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.)

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

The following City facilities are also available to rent through the Community Services Department:
War Memorial Building (435 Fair Oaks Avenue)
South Pasadena Senior Center (1102 Oxley Street)
Eddie Park House (2017 Edgewood Drive)
Garfield Park Youth House (625 1/2 Stratford Avenue)
Orange Grove Mid-Level Meeting Room (815 Mission Street)

South Pasadena Public Library
1100 Oxley Street | South Pasadena | CA | 91030
626-403-7350 | |
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