San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

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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 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 public buildings. 

  • Grab & Go Kids’ Reads
  • take home Craft projects: call 619-527-3430, supply is limited.

BOOK RETURN DROP BOXES are open 24/7, at all San Diego Public Library locations. DONATED BOOKS are NOT currently being accepted at the San Carlos Branch.

SCFOL MINI-Used Book Sales: Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30 p.m., through AUGUST 31.  Have fun catching up with your neighbors and other library patrons.


 Have you checked out the San Carlos Branch’s FACEBOOK page? Keep up to date with SDPL happenings and view new & previous videos from around other Branches and San Carlos offerings of:


OR ask for help with library services: phone 619-527-3430. A librarian can help you to:

  SDPL VIRTUAL HUB: The San Diego Public Library Virtual Hub is a Facebook group where Library Staff and partnering organizations offer daily virtual programs for all ages including: read alouds, crafts & DIY, booktalks, and more! Access to our library buildings is very limited, but the fun never stops in our virtual club. Join and get access to our growing collection of videos and resources.

LIMITED IN-PERSON SERVICE: Select San Diego Public Library locations are now open for limited In-Person Services. 

SD Access 4 All helps provide digital access and resources to the community by providing free WiFi and internet access as well as laptop use at select library locations. Patrons can visit any of our participating libraries and use this service available through our outdoor computer labs. We are excited to be able to offer this service to patrons of all ages to access information, complete job searches and for students to utilize as a resource with a reliable internet connection to do their homework. We welcome all members of the community to take advantage of this easy-to-use resource that is available to anyone who needs it.