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Rental Facilities

Carlsbad City Library has two spaces available for public rental, the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium and the George and Patricia Gowland Meeting Room.

Interested parties are encouraged to check availability, determine rental cost and book a facility online. Booking online is quick and easy. For rental questions, call 760-602-2055.

The Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium is a multiple-use facility designed for a wide range of programs and presentations. The facility is used predominantly for individual speakers and panel 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 is equipped with voice amplification and a variety of technologies to support presentations.

The George and Patricia Gowland Meeting Room offers a flexible furniture layout to accommodate different room configurations such as classroom, lecture 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. Overhead transparencies and 35 mm slides can also be projected on the drop-down screen.

We offer free study rooms through the Carlsbad City Library's Reference Desk. These rooms seat up to four people. They have a table, chairs, power access and internet access. You may reserve a room up to two days prior to when you will need it. Please contact the Reference Desk at 760-602-2038 for more information or to reserve a room.

Contact Information

Carlsbad City Library
Media Services

1775 Dove Lane
Carlsbad, CA 92011
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General Information

Rental Services hours
Monday  Thursday
9 a.m.  9 p.m.
Friday  Saturday
9 a.m.  5 p.m. 
1 p.m. 5 p.m.