San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

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URGENT: Directions for submitting comments to City Council. Subject: Help fight additional library cuts

Libraries Transform SD Dear Library Supporter, Starting tomorrow, April 30, the City Council will convene as the Budget Review Committee to review the Proposed Fiscal Year 2020 Budget.We hope you can submit a comment for the April 30 (6:00 p.m.) and May 5 (9:00 a.m.) meetings of the Budget Review Committee. The full agendas of the Budget Review Committee can be viewed here. Since this is a new process for accepting public comments, below are instructions:To Submit Electronic CommentsTo submit comments electronically visit the... Continue Reading >

To All Library Supporters: Help Fight Additional Cuts

Libraries Transform SD Dear Library Supporter,April 27, 2020: As we shared last week, the City of San Diego is facing significant financial challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Only a week after submitting his proposed budget on April 15, the Mayor announced the City will need to identify an additional $50 million in cuts. Despite an already 13% reduction in the library department’s budget, which will include the elimination of Sunday and Monday hours and the closure of the Mountain View/Beckwourth Library, department staff... Continue Reading >

MAY: 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 >


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. Friends' memberships and donations are tax deductible as a charitable contributions.  INDIVIDUAL LIFE Memberships are only $250. Join at this level before October 30, to have your name added to the current  year's Honor Wall plaque which is on display in the Winer Family Community Room and Art Gallery. Since SCFOL's founding in 1982, 120... Continue Reading >