San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

LIBRARY BRANCH CLOSURES: corona virus update

Dear Friends—Yes, we are still here to keep you updated on Library News. There will be no April Used Book Sale, and all 36 branch libraries will remain closed until further notice. Click on Corona Virus to see the latest corona virus information & updates for the City of San Diego. I have attached Misty Jones' (our SDPL Director) recent Newsletter to our website to inform you of the latest San Diego Public Library services available to you during our STAY AT HOME time. All library programs and events have been canceled.   On line services will still be available, but reserved books will... Continue Reading >

A Message from the Library Director Misty Jones

As you know, all San Diego Public Libraries are closed until April 6 and programming and events have been postponed or cancelled. Our staff miss seeing you and we look forward to getting back to helping you in person. Our mission is to inspire lifelong learning through connections to knowledge and each other. We know that mission is best served when our outstanding Library staff can provide you one-on-one assistance.  Until that is possible again, please take advantage of the free online resources available in our eLibrary. Listed below are just some of those valuable resources. Many require you enter your Library... Continue Reading >

Special Happenings @ the Library Shop

  Greetings Matchbook Story Contest entrants!  We’ve announced the winning story on our website:  LibraryShop/short story  Thanks again for entering.  Next time you are at the Central Library please stop by for a complimentary book of matches from the Library Shop.  Volume 4 of our contest opens for submissions on October 1st, 2020.   The Library Shop is a non-profit book & gift store located in the courtyard of the Downtown Central Library sponsored by the FSDPL and the SDP Library  Foundation.  To find out more about the Library Shop, their hours of operation, monthly special events, speakers, books and materials,... Continue Reading >

In Loving Memory of Lee Ottman

Lee Ottman, was a much loved SCFOL Board Member and a past SCFOL Volunteer Chairperson.  Her renowned sense of humor and ability to make us all laugh will be greatly missed. Aletha “Lee” Grace Ottman died on March 2, 2020, due to complications from pneumonia, at her home in Overland Park, KS.  She will be very much missed by all who were graced with her friendship.  We send our condolences to her family and friends. SCFOL will accept donations in memory of Lee, and send a note to her family acknowledging your donation.   SCFOL Donation Form Lee was born on Lister... Continue Reading >


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. Friends' memberships and donations are tax deductible as a charitable contributions.  INDIVIDUAL LIFE Memberships are only $250. Join at this level before October 30, to have your name added to the current  year's Honor Wall plaque which is on display in the Winer Family Community Room and Art Gallery. Since SCFOL's founding in 1982, 120 individuals have become Life-Members.  ANNUAL Memberships are a real bargain: $5 for  Seniors or Youth; $10 for one adult;  $20... Continue Reading >