San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

new SCBL Updates Category

DECEMBER, 2022: New Branch Library Update

  Our guest speaker for the 2022 SCFOL General Membership meeting held on November 16, at the San Carlos Branch Library, was Robert Cronk, Deputy Director, SDPL, Public Services. We thank him for stepping in at the last minute for Deputy Director Raul Gudino,to update us on the latest information concerning our long awaited new San Carlos Branch to be located across the present and corner lot of Jackson and Golfcrest.  Here is his summary of his very informational talk. 1.       Property... Continue Reading >

NOVEMBER, 2022: New Branch Library Update

San Diego Councilmember Raul Camillo ,in his November District 7 Dispatch,  announced that "The owner of the lot next to the San Carlos Library has finally notified the city that the land is ready to be purchased by the City.  This means that City staff will bring forward a council action before February 2, (2023), to close escrow for the previously agreed upon price of $150,000 negotiated back in 1995.  This would put the project entirely in the hands... Continue Reading >

OCTOBER, 2022: New Branch Library Update

The fences are down, remediation is complete, and the lot on the corner of Golfcrest and Jackson has been resurfaced.  The lot is now available for purchase by the City of San Diego as the site of the new San Carlos Branch Library.  Thirty years ago, the Library Commission acknowledged that the present SCBL was inadequate for the Community's needs, and on July 10, 1995, our City Councilmember Judy McCarty and SCFOL President Jack Winer, were instrumental in securing... Continue Reading >

MAY-JUNE, 2022: New Branch Library Update

In May, our City Councilmember Raul Campillo notified SCFOL that a "No Further Action" letter  from the Water Quality Control Board, regarding the Golfcrest & Jackson corner lot, had been sent to the property owners and received by the City of San Diego. JUNE: From the Office of Councilmember Raul A. Campillo City of San Diego, Seventh District "Councilmember Campillo was able to secure $1.5 million to fully fund the design phase for the (new San Carlos Branch Library) project as part of... Continue Reading >