San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

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OCTOBER 18: Here’s the Latest Updates

BOOK RETURN DROP BOXES are now open 24/7, at all 36 San Diego Public Library locations. CONTACTLESS PICK-UP SERVICES are NOW available 9:30 am-1 pm & 2 pm-5:30 pm, Monday-Saturday, closed Sundays.  Everyday between the hour of 1 - 2 p.m. libraries will be closed for mid-day sanitation break. You will receive an email with the designated location to retrieve your holds when they are ready. At San Carlos Branch, please stay in your car until the librarian calls you to... Continue Reading >

NOW: Mail Ballot Drop-Off @ ALL 36 SD Public Libraries

All 36 San Diego Public Library branches will serve as official Mail Ballot Drop-Off locations for the 2020 Presidential General Election from Tuesday, October 6th through Tuesday, November 3rd.  Your signed, sealed and dated voted mail ballot envelope can be dropped off during these hours: Monday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. On Election Day, Tuesday November 3rd, hours for dropping off voted mail ballots will be 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Questions regarding the Mail Ballot Drop-Off program should... Continue Reading >

Reference Services are Available

Can I call the library for help/reference services?  Yes, library staff can answer phone calls Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Everyday between the hour of 1 - 2 p.m. the library will be closed for mid-day sanitation break.) You may call our general number at 619-236-5800 or your local branch. You may also submit your question via the Library’s website or email us directly at [email protected] with reference questions, questions about services or your account. Light Reference and Reader's Advisory are also available at twelve In-Person... Continue Reading >

OCTOBER 14: The Library Shop Reopens

Welcome to the Library Shop’s new and ever-changing version of ‘normal’ and Happy Halloween! The Shop is now open for in-person, socially distanced browsing every Friday and Saturday, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm. We’re limiting visits to 20 minutes and capacity to two customers at a time or one household/family. And if that doesn’t work for you, you can shop our complete inventory 24/7 at our website where we still offer a flat... Continue Reading >

October 14: REALM Project Test 5 Results are Now Available

  Since the start of the COVIID-19 pandemic, the question arose, "How long would COVID-19 stay viable on a variety of surfaces?" The REALM Project (REopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums) is a scientific project created to give science based answers to this question. On October 14, the REALM Project 5, "published the RESULTS of the fifth round of Battelle's laboratory testing for COVID-19 on commonly handled materials in archives, libraries and museums. Continue Reading >