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

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Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have a rich heritage thousands of years old and have both shaped the history of the United States and have had a huge cultural impact here in San Diego. The Library Shop has put together a Shop curated reading list featuring some of the best books of the last few years written by Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders. Check out our curated list and purchase directly from our site and 30% of your purchase... Continue Reading >

Odi’s Library Day – SDPL’s Official Children’s Board Book

Did you know the San Diego Public Library has written and published its own children's book? Written by Hunter Hackett and illustrated by SDPL’s own Anisi Baigude, a Library Assistant at the North Clairemont Branch, Odi’s Library Day is a bilingual board book perfect for parents and their emerging little readers to build a lifelong connection to libraries and books. In the story, ODI (Opportunity, Discovery, Inspiration) the Coyote visits Central Library for the first time with their parent. During Odi’s... Continue Reading >


Welcome to the Library Shop’s new and ever-changing version of  normal.  We are currently CLOSED to walk-ins but everything in Shop is now online! / $4.95 Flat Rate Shipping! / Free Local Delivery! (15 mile radius for deliveries, deliveries made on MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS & FRIDAYS ONLY.)    >Browse Our Inventory Odi's Library Day – A Children's book, is now available Did you know the San Diego Public Library has written and published its own children's book? Written by Hunter Hackett and illustrated... Continue Reading >

Library Budget Cuts proposed for FY 2022

Libraries Transform SD   Dear Library Advocate, April 15, 2012, Mayor Todd Gloria released the Fiscal Year 2022 Proposed Budget. Included in the budget were significant and worrisome cuts, in addition to welcome and long-overdue investments in programs and materials. As anticipated, recent economic challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis have negatively impacted Library Department funding. In total, slightly more than $5.5 million in proposed cuts have been recommended, or a 10% overall reduction in department resources. We are working to assess all service impacts. However, the... Continue Reading >

Robots Rule APRIL 17 @ 1 p.m.

  Robotics Showcase:  The local robotics teams have been hard at work preparing for their virtual competitions so we put together a video of their robots in action.  Unfortunately, we have to postpone our Robotics Showcase Extravaganza 2021.  We hope to have a community event later this year.  For now, you can watch the Wizalos and the Dapper Robo-Noodles run their robots through the FTC qualifying course, which will be posted on the San Carlos Branch Library Facebook page on Saturday,... Continue Reading >