San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

From the blog

DECEMBER Activities @ San Carlos Branch Library


Monday & Tuesdays: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm;   Wednesday thru Saturday: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm. 

DECEMBER HOLIDAYS: December 24-25, 31, January 1, 2022
In-Person programs available at the San Carlos Branch include:

  • Holly Jolly Book Surprise: All December: Kids can unwrap a good read! Our library elves have wrapped up some great kids’ books that are ready for you to borrow. You won’t know what book you’re getting until it’s checked out. Open the surprise when you get home and enjoy! ONE surprise book per visit.
  • Children’s Yoga: Wednesdays 3-3:45: Ages 3-8, please bring a mat or towel.
  • Do Your Homework @ the LIbrary: Monday-Thursday, 3:00-6:00 pm: In-Person for grades K-8. Friday’s help is available virtually by appointment.  On hiatus for winter holidays same dates as public schools.    
  • IN-PERSON CHESS:  2nd  & 4th Tuesdays: 5-7 p.m.  All ages are welcome and space is limited.
  • Adult CRAFT CIRCLE: Join us on Thursdays @ 2:30 pm, space is limited. 
  • Adult MEDITATION: 2nd, 3rd, 4th, Saturdays @ 9:30-10:30  space is limited.
  • SCFOL  Used Book Sale returns DECEMBER 4, 9:30-3:00: Main Sale is OUTSIDE.  Inside the library, you may continue to purchase books from the bookcases by the left entrance, and CDs and media located inside the back of the Community room.
  • At this time, Unvaccinated patrons are required to wear a mask, vaccinated patrons are not required to wear a mask.

Have you checked out the San Carlos Branch’s FACEBOOK page? Keep up to date with SDPL happenings and view new & previous videos from the San Carlos branch as well as from other branches too.  San Carlos Branch offers: 

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.  We hope to do so in early 2022.



LIMITED IN-PERSON SERVICE is available at 29 San Diego Public Library locations.


Find In-Person and Virtual Programing for all ages CALENDAR


 AND 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.

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.

e-Library Services include:

  • PressReader:free newspapers including the UT
  • Flipster: free magazines
  • Kanopy:  free movies