San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

From the blog

Library Shop: New Hours, New Sock Wall, New Clearance Sale!

The Library Shop Now Open for In-Person Shopping!

Welcome Back! It’s been too long! The Library Shop is once again back to in-person shopping at the San Diego Central Library @ Joan ^ Irwin Jacobs Common. With the Central Library now open for full browsing, there’s never been a better time to stop by the Library Shop to see the fun changes it has made, including the new sock wall!

Starting August 2, the Library Shop will be open Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm. Plus, the Shop has added even more items to the clearance table and upped the discount on some items to 75% off, but you can only get these deals if you visit in person and supplies are limited. Now is the time to plan your visit!     We’re also still providing free local delivery to East Village and offering $5.95 flat rate shipping on our website, but, if you do visit in person, be sure to say ‘Welcome Back’ and you’ll get a bonus of 10% off your first purchase back just for using this super-secret discount phrase offered only to newsletter readers like you!  Browse Our Inventory

Odi’s Library Day – A Children’s book, is now available

Did you know the San Diego Public Library has written and published its own children’s book? Written by Hunter Hackett and illustrated by SDPL’s own Anisi Baigude, a Library Assistant at the North Clairemont Branch, Odi’s Library Day is a bilingual board book for young readers to build a lifelong connection to libraries and books. In the story, ODI (Opportunity, Discovery, Inspiration) the Coyote visits the Central Library for the first time with their parent for a series of literary adventures.  During Odi’s visit they receive their first library card, attend a story time where they learn all about kites, discover the Innovation Lab and create their own kite, and finally, Odi is seen flying their kite with their story time friends with the iconic Coronado bridge in the background.  Copies are available for sale at the Library’s Library Shop.  Please visit  All proceeds support the San Diego Public Library.  You may also borrow the book from your branch library.

  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 SDPL  Foundation.  As the plans for Downtown Central Library were being developed, space was set aside for a Library Gift/Book Shop to be located on site. It features a wide selection of well-curated books, gifts, cards, jewelry, and more. Proceeds support all 36 San Diego Public Libraries.  Life-members of the Friends of the Library receive 10% off all purchases. The Library Shop also sponsors monthly special events for youth and adults. To find out more about the Library Shop, their hours of operation, monthly special events, speakers, books and materials, go to  Library Shop  or call the Library Shop at 619-236-5802.