San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

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Library Shop

The Library Shop is open Monday through Saturday. Mon-Tues - 11:30 am - 5:30 pm Wed-Sat - 10:30 am - 5:30 pm It currently offers $5.95 Flat Rate Shipping for web orders.   The Library Shop is not just a well-curated gift and book shop. It is a non-profit book & gift store located in the courtyard of the Downtown Central Library sponsored by the FSDPL & the SDPL Foundation. As the Downtown Central Library was  being planned, space was set aside for a... Continue Reading >

Library Master Plan

In November, 2023, the San Diego City Council approved the new new vision for the SDPL.  The San Diego Public Library Commission and the Library Foundation SD worked together to develop this  MASTER PLAN to provide a long-range vision and strategy for San Diego Public Library facilities, technology, and program investments.  Read the plan HERE. Continue Reading >

Did You Find ODI?

  Over 14,000 pins were collected by San Diego Library patrons during the Library Shop's July, 2023, 5th annual summer Where's ODI? @ SDPL scavenger hunt.  A small version of ODI was hidden in each of the 36 branches. Each branch created its own uniquely designed collectable pin. Over 150 patrons collected all 36 unique pins after finding ODI at all 36 branch libraries. WOW!  That kept those families busy during July!  ODI often visits the branches for special... Continue Reading >

Library Advocates: Your Immediate Help is Needed

  Dear Library Advocate, We have one last chance to make sure that the City Council includes the Library’s priorities in the Fiscal Year 2024 budget.  Councilmember's Final Budget Memos are due *next Friday* (May 26), and it’s vital that they include funding for         8 full-time Youth Service Librarians,          $250,000 to increase the Books and Materials budget, and          $500,000 for a Library-controlled maintenance budget for all of the branch... Continue Reading >

JANUARY 28, 3-4 pm: Your Library-Your Voice

Saturday, in person at the San Carlos Branch, join in the discussion about your future SCBL.  This is your chance to share your ideas with Library Director Misty Jones, the Library Foundation SD, and Branch Manager David Ege.  2022 Library Master Plan Forum   Why now? Together with the Library Foundation SD, the San Diego Public Library is developing a new master plan to provide a long-range vision for library facilities, technology and program investments. We need your input and... Continue Reading >