San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

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San Carlos Friends of the Library Life Members

The San Carlos Friends of the Library was founded on May 14, 1982.  Its first Life Member, Marion Spicer, joined in 1993. In November of 2014, in celebration of the Branch's 40th Anniversary year, all previous SCFOL Life Members  and Presidents were recognized on a new SCFOL Honor Wall, located in the Winer Family Community Room and Art Gallery. Click on HONOR WALL SCFOL Life Members to see the names of our Life Members.  We thank these donors for their dedication... Continue Reading >


SCFOL annually donates between $20,000-$30,000 to the San Carlos Branch Library.  Memberships, donations and our monthly used book sales are SCFOL's primary revenue sources. All donations are TOTALLY tax deductible.  INDIVIDUAL LIFE Memberships are only $250. Join at this level before October 30 to have your name added to this year's Life Member plaque on display in the Winer Family Community Room and Art Gallery.  ANNUAL Memberships are a real bargain: $5 for  Seniors or Youth; $10 for one adult; ... Continue Reading >

SCFOL Can Help You Double Your Donation Dollars

Annually, the San Carlos Friends of the Library donates about $20,000 to the San Carlos Branch Library.  Most of these funds, and those donated by other Friends chapters, are sent to the Library Foundation and annually matched by the City of San Diego, up to $1,000,000.  This is called the City of San Diego Library's, Matching Fund. Each Friends Chapter's original donation amount, plus their portion of the Matching Fund, is then distributed back to their individual branch library to purchase... Continue Reading >

Why We Need Libraries

By Jeffrey Davis  "A few years ago, when the city was deciding whether to go forward with San Diego’s new Central Library, there was discussion around town about the future of public libraries. Did we need to replace the 1954 Central Library? (Most said yes.) Was San Diego Public Library focused on downtown at the expense of neighborhoods? (Half of the 35 neighborhood libraries have been built, rebuilt or expanded since 1989, with more projects planned.) Did a grand new structure make... Continue Reading >