San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Branch Library
619-527-3430
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

Special Services Category

Reference Services are Available

Can I call the library for help/reference services?  Yes, library staff can answer phone calls Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Everyday between the hour of 1 - 2 p.m. the library will be closed for mid-day sanitation break.) You may call our general number at 619-236-5800 or your local branch. You may also submit your question via the Library’s website or email us directly at [email protected] with reference questions, questions about services or your account. Light Reference and Reader's Advisory are also available at twelve In-Person... Continue Reading >

Get a Library Card for Digital Access During Library Card Sign-Up Month

It's Library Card Sign-Up Month and the Library is offering a new Digital Library Card. If you don't currently have a Library Card, you can now sign up for a Digital Library Card to access eLibrary resources. With a Digital Library Card you can download digital materials (such as ebooks, eaudiobooks and digital magazines), use electronic databases, take online classes, and much more. Customers may convert their digital library card into a permanent physical library card by contacting any of the Pickup Service... Continue Reading >

2020 Short Story Winners

Winners of the Library's 2020 Short Story Contest have been announced. Part of the Local Authors Program, the contest shines a light on talented local writers. This year's winners are: 1st Place: “Right Now”, by Carl Snow2nd Place: “Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White”, by David Hogan3rd Place: “Shackled to the Basement Wall”, by Cheyanne NelsonHonorable Mention: “Brilliant Blaze”, by Maddy Cowee Thank you to our Short Story Contest judges for their investment of time and talent. Visit HERE to read the winning stories and hear virtual... Continue Reading >

The San Diego Public Library System

San Diego Public Library  will take you to the SDPL website.  There you will find information about the 36 branch libraries in the City of San Diego: their location, hours of operation, and a Calendar of events taking place at each of the branches.  Currently, due to COVID-19, all branches are closed, but books may be ordered, and picked up  using our Contactless Pickup Service.  Clink on e-book collection for books and materials available in our e-book collection. You must... Continue Reading >

How to Request Books that are not in our Inventory……….

Is there a book you have been looking for but is not a title currently available in our inventory?  It may be  available from the consortium catalog. The San Diego Circuit Member Libraries are: California State University at  San Marcos, San Diego County Library, San Diego Public Library, San Diego State University,  University of California at San Diego, and the University of San Diego.  Click on Circuit SD  for information on how you can obtain books from these member circuit libraries. Use InterLibrary... Continue Reading >