Escondido Public Library


Reserve a Meeting Room

The Escondido Public Library is more than meets the eye. Located in historic downtown Escondido, the Library serves as a convenient space to host meetings or small events. Close proximity to local museums and eateries makes for an inviting environment which welcomes all types of activities.

Facility Features:

  • Ample public parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Business Center with desktop public computers and laptops available for use with a Library card.
  • Multi-room options available through combining the Library's Turrentine Room with the Mathes Recreation Center meeting or dance rooms, also located on the Library Campus.


Reservation Process

Completed Facility Use Applications may be submitted to or in-person at the customer service desk during business hours. A staff member will assist potential renters in defining their event needs, processing the paperwork, and accepting payment.

Should the Turrentine Room be unavailable on the applicant's chosen date, staff will help identify alternate City facilities and provide direct contact information.

Additional Information and Downloadable Forms

City of Escondido - Facility Use Policy

Facility Use Application

Turrentine Room Rental Fees

Available City Facilities


For further assistance, please contact Lorna Underwood at or by calling (760) 839-4210.

Meeting Room Information

Turrentine Room

This large assembly room is able to accommodate most types of community events, recitals, and business meetings. Reservations may be made up to 90-days in advance of scheduled activities or events. Due to high demand and to accommodate internal programming needs, facility renters are limited to a maximum of four bookings per year.

Seating Capacity: 160 theatre style; 120 with tables and chairs; or 64 classroom style. Flexible seating arrangements are available upon request.

Available Reservation Options:

  • Attached Kitchen
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • White Board
  • Grand Piano

Customer Service Desk

Have a question?

Call: 760-839-4684

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