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Rental Facilities

COVID-19 Update
The City of Carlsbad has temporarily suspended in-person city services at city facilities, including all three library locations, due to a county public health order. 

Carlsbad City Library has two public rental spaces. Booking online is quick and easy. For rental questions, call 760-602-2055. Interested parties are encouraged to:

Need catering for your event? Chapters, the new cafe at Carlsbad City Library, is now open. Contact cafe owner/operator Lisa Martel at 760-331-9057.

Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium

The Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium is a multiple-use facility designed for a wide range of programs and presentations. Although not designed as a performing arts theater, the space is also used for small-scale performances such as play readings, concerts and author lectures. The auditorium has a high-quality sound system and a variety of technologies to support presentations.

Gowland Meeting Room

The George and Patricia Gowland Meeting Room offers a flexible layout to accommodate different room configurations such as a classroom setting or panel discussion. A portable lectern, equipped to handle laptop plug-in, sound system with mounted microphone and DVD/VCR player are available for presentations.

The room features a ceiling-mounted projector that displays video and data images on a front-projection screen. Voice amplification is provided via a lectern gooseneck microphone and a portable table microphone and is distributed through ceiling speakers.

Reserve a Study Room

You can now reserve study rooms at all libraries online or call 760-602-2038.