San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Digital Resource Spotlight: PressReader

  Your library card now provides access to a new online newspaper resource! PressReader offers the latest issues of the San Diego Union-Tribune,  the Los Angeles Times, and thousands of other newspapers and magazines, including titles from around the globe in a wide range of languages. Access PressReader today on your computer, via the mobile app, or click  on eReader and then  go down the page and open "Magazines & Newspapers", and click on Pressreader.  You will need your Library  Card number to log on.  At the same time, check  out  Flipster. Flipster is a digital magazine distribution service which lets... Continue Reading >

Conversations on Japanese American Incarceration During World War II

Join the Library for two conversations on Japanese American incarceration, as part of the program series, The Rebellious Miss Breed: San Diego Public Library and the Japanese American Incarceration. On September 21, join professor Susan Hasegawa for a lecture on the history of Japanese Americans in San Diego. On September 29, join Peter Irons, UCSD legal scholar, and David Loy, ACLU San Diego legal director, for an eye-opening and thought-provoking dialogue about the U.S. government incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II. This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a partner of the National Endowment for... Continue Reading >

Call to Serve: Clara E. Breed & the Japanese American Incarceration

  Visit the Central Library Art Gallery for an exhibition on Clara E. Breed, director of the San Diego Public Library for 42 years. As a public servant, she championed a child's right to read by encouraging international and multicultural collections, undertook an unprecedented expansion of the City's Library system, and most significantly, advocated on behalf of the hundreds of Japanese American families that were incarcerated due to Executive Order 9066. Visit the exhibition to learn more about her activism and the role libraries can play in an equitable, diverse, and inclusionary future.  On view  September 18, 2021-January 30, 2022. ... Continue Reading >

SEPTEMBER Update @ San Carlos Branch Library

In-person library service is now available. HOURS of OPERATION: Monday & Tuesdays: 11:30 am - 8:00 pm;   Wednesday thru Saturday: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm.  Closed Sundays. Services include: Computer Usage (2 hours), Printing, Holds Pickup, Reference and Reader's Advisory, Browsing, and Getting/Renewing a Library Card. We are open at 50% building capacity, including employees.  Contactless service is no longer available at branches offering in-person service.  At this time, vaccinated patrons are not required to wear a mask.  Unvaccinated patrons are required to wear a mask in ALL San Diego public buildings.  Additional In-Person services available at the San Carlos Branch... Continue Reading >

In-person CHESS Resumes @ San Carlos Branch

  In-person Chess for all ages will meet on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays from 5:00-7:00 p.m., at the San Carlos Branch Library.  Space is limited.  Are you the next Judith Polgar or the next Beth Harmon? Can you dethrone Magnus Carlsen and become the Chess World champion? Or do your simply want to enhance your memory and prevent Alzheimer's?  Did you know that playing chess can improve logical thinking skills and increase math ability?  This is a great class for beginners, as well as for those looking to hone their skills.    For 2021 schedule, click on San Carlos Chess Sept-Dec           Continue Reading >