San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

We’re OPEN New Hours @ San Carlos Branch Library

San Carlos Branch  Library is  now open for  IN-PERSON LIBRARY SERVICES at 50% capacity,  Monday – Saturday, 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.  Effective July 31, SCBL will be open Monday & Tuesday, ll:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Wednesday thru Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. All SDPL are CLOSED on Sundays.  Books & Materials may be returned to all 36 SDPL location book drops, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.  In-person services include: Computer Usage (2 hours), Printing, Holds Pickup, Reference and Reader's Advisory, Browsing, and Getting/Renewing a Library Card.  SCFOL will continue its OUTDOOR- MINI- Tuesday Used Book Sales from 2:30-4:30 p.m., through August. Please COME!!!!.........enjoy... Continue Reading >

UPDATED JULY San Carlos Branch Available Services

The San Carlos Branch is constantly updating the list of library services they have available for you during COVID-19.  Here is the list of what's NEW and how previous services may have changed. In-person library service is now available. Starting JULY 31, hours will change to: Monday & Tuesdays: 11:30 am - 8:00 pm, and 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... Continue Reading >

TUESDAYS are MINI-Used Book Sale Days

Come one and all!  Every Tuesday, 2:30-4:30,  through August, we will continue our MINI-Used Book Sales. Adult paperbacks and trade books, as well as kids' books are available every week. This is a great time to socialize with neighbors and volunteers. Expected price range is $0.50-1.00 for paperbacks and hardbacks respectively.  Stop by and let the volunteers know what books you are looking for. Watch for our USED BOOK SALE & SCFOL banners on Pop-up Sale days. Tables will be set-up on the right side of the library by the bicycle racks.  Immediately inside the left side door of the... Continue Reading >

August 14: Free Comic Book Day

  Saturday August 14, is FREE COMIC BOOK DAY at the San Carlos branch library. Come in any time from 9:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. to pick up your free comic book while the supply lasts. For a number of years, our Book Sale Chair, Ron McFee, has assisted in the distribution of thousands of comic books to our San Diego Public Libraries for National Free Comic Book Day. IDW Publishing, headquartered in San Diego, is an American publisher of comic books, graphic novels, art books, and comic strip collections, and donates the FREE Comic Books for this annual event, THANK YOU IDW! The... Continue Reading >

Virtual 2021-Summer Reading Program for all ages + prizes

Let reading Color Your World this summer, during the SDPL Summer Reading Program! San Diego residents of all ages are encouraged to sign up for this virtual event to be creative, try new things, explore art, and find beauty in diversity. Click SRP 2021 Rules/ Log/ Prizes to learn how to earn a badge each time you read a  book , read for one hour, or complete a fun activity.  Mix and Match 10 badges and you'll receive a prize and be entered into a grand prize raffle drawwing.*  The virtual SRP sign up began June 1st and the program... Continue Reading >