San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Branch Library
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

San Carlos Gone By

San Carlos Album San Carlos resident, Becky Green, has decided to undertake a momentous task, and is asking for your help.  Becky, who is a longtime resident, had an elderly neighbor who often asked if she would like to see his pictures of San Carlos in its early days.  As a person who loves local stories and old photos, she always said, "yes," but the visit never came to fruition; her neighbor passed; the pictures are gone; her memory of a lost opportunity remains. Through a series of phone calls, Becky found SCFOL, told us of her quest,  and presented us with her idea.... Continue Reading >

John Pilch Memorial

John Pilch 2 As many of you know, Library and community volunteer, John Pilch, passed on May 3, 2016, after a short bout with cancer.  It has been suggested that his contributions to the community be remembered by posthumously awarding him a San Carlos Friends of the Library Life Membership. The cost of a Life Membership is $250. If you would like to donate to a fund for this purpose, please drop off or mail your check made out to SCFOL--(note that it is in memory of John Pilch) to SCFOL Membership Chair (Barbara Dennis) c/o San Carlos Branch Library 7265 Jackson Drive,... Continue Reading >


SC LOGO ll main square JUNE  & JULY 2016: The  County department that oversees site cleanup is requiring additional mitigation of the Golfcrest and Jackson corner lot.  For this reason, the majority of the lot will  be closed to overflow parking while mitigation continues.  The funds are available for the City to purchase the lot once the County has accepted the final cleanup report which is not expected until later in 2016.  In the meantime, the library staff and this committee continue to work on the new branch library design with Architect David Pfeifer. APRIL  2016: The San Carlos Branch Library Building Committee remains actively... Continue Reading >


cool zone When the weather gets too hot, remember that all San Diego Libraries are designated COOL ZONES.  Click on New 2016 Library Hours  for their hours of operation.  Plus, libraries are a great places to start earning rewards toward the 2016 "Read For the Win" Summer Reading Program. Continue Reading >

NEW Titles Available at the San Carlos Branch Library

IMG_3355 Our librarians make every effort to keep our branch libraries filled with the books you want to read.  Each month, books which have not been checked out for many a day or are outdated or in poor condition, are removed from circulation and replaced with new volumes for your reading pleasure.  Click on Adult Titles March-May, 2016 to see the list of the newest books for adults that have been added to the San Carlos Branch Library's collection. In the San Carlos Branch Library, you can find these books against the wall and to your immediate right as you enter the right... Continue Reading >