San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Book Sales Category

December 6, 1:30-3:30 pm: Friends of the Library-Members-only Used Book PRE-Sale

Membership Benefit: Hard back books purchased at Friday Pre-sales are now only  $1.  Sign up to become or renew your SCFOL Membership at our Book Sales.  Sign up in October to become or renew your SCFOL Annual Membership and your membership is valid thru December 31, 2020! New Life Members will have their names added to the Community Room Honor Wall this year. From 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on the Friday afternoon before  our First Saturday of the month Used Book Sales,... Continue Reading >

December 7, 9:30 am- 3:00 pm: SCFOL Used Book Sale

The biggest and best used book sale is at the San Carlos Branch Library on the first Saturday OF EVERY MONTH, from 9:30-3:00.    Fiction can be found in the Community Room, non-fiction books are outside. Every month, approximately 500-600 boxes, containing about 20-25 books each (that's 10,000-15,000 titles), are available for your  reading  pleasure. In 2016, we offered about about 100,000 titles during the year. Every month, 50% of the  fiction titles and 60% of the non-fiction are first... Continue Reading >

Special Happenings @ the Library Shop

Submit Your 2019 Matchbook Story Contest HERE Before November 15th!!! Calling all writers! We’re taking submissions for our 3rd annual Matchbook Story Contest! Stories must be about 50 words or less—short enough to fit on the inside of a matchbook cover. The winner will receive a $50 Gift Card to the Library Shop, 50 copies of the printed matchbook, publication in the SDPL e-newsletter, and a limited exhibition of your Matchbook Story in the Hervey Family Rare Book Room. The... Continue Reading >

SCFOL AMAZON Books Sales

Do you remember that favorite book that your Mom read to you?  Wish you could read it to your kids or grand-kids? Did you discard a favorite book during your last move?  We may have found it. From time to time, SCFOL acquires early  editions, rare books, and gently used special books through the generous donation of supporters of the San Carlos Branch Library.  Our book donation sorters comb the internet for comparable editions.  This requires hours of volunteer work.  Following their... Continue Reading >

Used Book Donation Guidelines

We love to have your gently used book donations. Without them, we would not be able to hold our Monthly First Saturday Used Book Sales, the proceeds of which are donated to the San Carlos Branch Library to purchase new books, equipment, and programs. With your donations and the 3000 hours annually donated by our volunteers, we are able to donate approximately $23,000.00 annually to our branch library.  Because of your generous donations, we are able to monthly, offer between... Continue Reading >