San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Branch History Category

2023 Updated New SCBL Design

The current updated outside and inside designs of the proposed new San Carlos Branch Library can be seen on the SCFOL website. The new new designs were first revealed to the public at the August 5, 2023, "We bought the Lot" celebration held in the corner lot of Jackson & Golfcrest.  The exterior of the building was designed with the location's surrounding vistas in mind:  Cowl's Mountain, Lake Murray, and the Mission Trails Regional Park.  It qualifies as a Gold... Continue Reading >

SCBL Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

 Open your INVITATION to join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the San Carlos Branch Library on Saturday, January 13, 2024, from 1-4 pm.  This is a Family Friendly event. At 1:30, in the Winer Family Community Room & Art Gallery, there will be a short program with Managing Librarian David Ege introducing  Councilperson Raul Campillo, SDPL Director Misty Jones, and SCFOL President Bill Bischoff. Each give a few congratulatory remarks. In the Community Room you will also find posters depicting... Continue Reading >

David Ege: SCBL Year in Review-2023

 On November 15, 2023, Managing Librarian David Ege spoke at the annual meeting of the General Membership of the San Carlos Friends of the Library.  Ege reviewed the Branch's activities in 2023, and spoke briefly about what new programs can be expected in 2024.    January and February 2023 We had two speakers which drew 11 patrons and 2 author talks that brought in 107 people.  Author Jennifer Coburn’s presentation in February had 86 people in attendance.     April... Continue Reading >

Save These Dates: November 15 & January 13

This year’s Annual San Carlos Friends of the Library General Membership Meeting will be held Wednesday, November 15, 4:00-5:30 pm, in the San Carlos Branch Library’s Winer Family Community Room & Art Gallery. The meeting’s agenda will include: SCFOL President: Introduction of guests, SCFOL Life Members, and speakers. Architect, David Pfeifer will present an update on the New San Carlos Branch Library design. Managing Librarian David Ege will review the year and tell us what 's new at the Branch in... Continue Reading >

January 9, 1974: San Carlos Branch Library Opened

   Located in San Carlos, San Diego’s 23rd branch library opened on January 9, 1974. Speakers at the opening ceremony included the then current 7th district Councilman Jim Ellis & past Councilman Allen Hitch, San Carlos resident & City Librarian Marco Thorne, and SDPL City Librarian Bill Sannwald. The San Carlos Women's Club served refreshments. In 1974 the new 8000 sq ft San Carlos Branch was the largest branch library in the City and the 45-person Community Room was the... Continue Reading >