San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

SDPL Virtual Events Calendar

All in-person programs and events have been canceled, but there are many VIRTUAL EVENTS that have been scheduled.  See the Library Event Calendar for upcoming virtual events.  Activities that are open to a  limited  number of  Virtual Attendees require you to register; they have a pen in the upper right side of the box.  Click on the event title, scroll down to register. When the Library sponsors or hosts an event it does not constitute an endorsement of the content or the views expressed by the participants. Continue Reading >

JULY-NEW Titles Available at the San Carlos Branch Library

Our librarians make every effort to keep our branch library 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  Each month, books which have not been checked out for many a day or are outdated or in poor condition, are removed from circulation and replaced with new volumes for your reading pleasure.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  New Adult Titles-January - July  to see the list of the newest books for Adults that have been added to the San Carlos Branch Library's collection, and for new Youth Books, click on  New Youth-Titles - January - July Continue Reading >

AUGUST: Special Happenings @ the Library Shop

Guilt Free Shopping is now Touch-Free Shopping! August: the dog days of summer (since most of our conversations in quarantine have been with or about our pets.) Though we continue to be closed for brick and mortar business, our website has all the same literary goodies you love (and some new arrivals.) And we're still offering free, local delivery* and $4.95 flat-rate shipping on all orders.  Library Shop *We're able to deliver to any address within 25 miles of the Central Library Independent Bookstore Day and the San Diego Book Crawl are Back (Sort of): San Diego Book Crawl 2020 wasn’t... Continue Reading >

July 20: REALM Project Test 2 Results

  Since the start of the COVIID-19 pandemic, the question arose, "How long would COVID-19 stay viable on a variety of surfaces?" The REALM Project (REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums) is a scientific project created to give science based answers to this question. The San Diego Public Library now quarantines its books for 96 hours. On July 20, the REALM Project 2, "published the RESULTS of the second round of Battelle's laboratory testing for COVID-19 on five commonly handled materials: braille paper pages, glossy paper pages, magazine pages, children’s board books, and archival folders." " Testing of additional materials is underway. The... Continue Reading >