San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Branch Library
619-527-3430
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

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New Check-out System

The Library book and materials check-out system is being updated city-wide.  The new system is called Radio Frequency Identification or RFID.  It is pictured here. The RFID system, after its complete installation, will have many skills; the San Carlos Branch will be closed for two weeks in June to allow us to upgrade the system to its full potential.  I will describe that in detail when the time comes. For now however, the old automated self-check-out machines have been taken out of service, and we are waiting for the RFID machines to be installed sometime in March.  When they arrive, they... Continue Reading >

Wecome Sarah Hendy-Jackson

New to the San Carlos Branch Library, Hendy-Jackson was born in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Foothills town of Sonora, CA.  In 2005, Hendy-Jackson enrolled at UCSD—majoring in Literature and Linguistics, and then continued her graduate studies there in English Literature.  After discovering Library Science, she is rethinking her area of study. A part-time UCSD  instructor of freshman literature and composition, Hendy-Jackson has added Library Assistant to her resume and David Ege has asked her to assist him with  adult programing at our branch.  She would love to hear your programing suggestions ; email her at [email protected] Continue Reading >

2016-2017:The NEW San Carlos Branch Library updates

JANUARY, 2017: The NEW San Carlos Branch Library's design  was presented to the Community by David Pfeifer, AIA, from Domusstudio Architecture, at the Navajo Community Planners' meeting held at the Tifereth Israel Synagogue  on Wednesday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m.  We thank all of those who attended. The information given in that meeting is available below.  It was also well covered by Doug Curlee in his front page article in the January 20 edition of the Mission Times Courier.  We thank Doug for his excellent article.  If you have any questions concerning the new branch library, please contact the SCFOL New Branch... Continue Reading >

SCFOL AMAZON Books Sales

Do you remember that favorite book that your Mom read to you?  Wish you could read it to your kids or grand-kids? Did you discard a favorite book during your last move?  We may have found it. From time to time, SCFOL acquires early  editions, rare books, and gently used special books through the generous donation of supporters of the San Carlos Branch Library.  Our book donation sorters comb the internet for comparable editions.  This requires hours of volunteer work.  Following their research, these books are listed on Amazon.com where you can order them at a very competitive price. Click on  ... Continue Reading >

Be a FRIEND—MEMBERSHIP Counts: Annual Renewals now due

SCFOL annually donates between $20,000-$30,000 to the San Carlos Branch Library.  Memberships, donations and our monthly used book sales are SCFOL's primary revenue sources. INDIVIDUAL Life Memberships are only $250.  ANNUAL Memberships are a real bargain: $5 for  Seniors or Youth; $10 for one adult;  $20 for a Family (dual adult). Sponsor, Contributor and Patron membership levels are always appreciated.BENEFIT: SCFOL members may purchase paperbacks and media at our Member's-only-pre-used-book-sale from 2-4 p.m. on the day before our Monthly First Saturday Used Book Sales. NON- LIFE Members must annually renew their SCFOL memberships by January 1st. NEW Annual Memberships received after... Continue Reading >

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