San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Book Sales Category

Library Shop: Matchbook Story Contest Starts October 1st

The Library Shop Now Open for In-Person Shopping!  The Library Shop is once again back to in-person shopping at the San Diego Central Library @ Joan ^ Irwin Jacobs Common.  Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 6 pm. The Library Shop is a well-curated nonprofit book & gift shop catering to librarians, library lovers, literary obsessives and book nerds inside the Downtown Central Library. Proceeds support the entire San Diego Public Library System.  Browse Our Inventory The Library... Continue Reading >

Thru OCTOBER–TUESDAYS are MINI-Used Book Sale Days

Every Tuesday, 2:30-5:00 pm, through OCTOBER, we will continue our MINI-Used Book Sales. NEW Adult titles and kids' books are available every week. Tables will be set-up on the right side of the library by the bicycle racks. This is a great time to socialize with neighbors and volunteers. Expected price range is $0.50-1.00 for paperbacks and hardbacks respectively.  Immediately inside the left side door of the library, you will also find used hardback books for sale in the $3-$5 range.... Continue Reading >

CANCELED Friends of the Library-Members-only Used Book PRE-Sale

Membership Benefit: Most 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.  From 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. on the Friday afternoon before  our First Saturday of the month Used Book Sales, in the Winer Family Community Room & Art Gallery of the  San Carlos Branch Library,  Friends of the Library MEMBERS ONLY will be able to purchase fiction and media materials. This is our way of... Continue Reading >


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 >

Used Book Donation Guidelines

AT THIS TIME, DURING THE CORONA VIRUS-19 SHUTDOWN, WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ACCEPT YOUR GENTLY USED BOOK DONATIONS. PLEASE HOLD ONTO THOSE BOOKS THOUGH. AS WE WILL DEFINITELY NEED THEM WHEN THE LIBRARIES REOPEN. 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... Continue Reading >