San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

July 20 Update: San Carlos Branch Library

BOOK RETURNS: Library materials may now be returned by dropping them into the library's right side wall slot, or by depositing them into the book return bins on the left side of the library. Book returns may be made 24 hours/day from Monday at 9:00 a.m. until Friday at 5:30 p.m.. Book return bins will be LOCKED on Fridays at 5:30 p.m., and reopened on Mondays at 9:00 a.m.. Library materials may now be returned to any of the 36 San Diego Public Libraries during the above days and times. CONTACTLESS PICKUP SERVICE:... Continue Reading >

Ask Congress to support the Library Stabilization Fund Act

Libraries Transform SD Dear Library Supporter, Join the LibrariesTransformSD coalition and national library advocates to encourage your Congressional leaders to provide emergency support for libraries through the Library Stabilization Fund Act. The Act was introduced last week in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and would establish a fund to address financial losses and bolster library services. The Fund would provide $1.7 billion distributed to local libraries based on state population and $200 million in competitive grants to strengthen library services to communities affected by COVID-19. Please take action now by sending an email of support toUrge your Senators... Continue Reading >

JULY: New SDPL Programs

A wide variety of great new distance programs have been created for our patrons to enjoy during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please CLICK HERE to update yourself on what the San Diego Public LIbrary has to offer. They include the Summer Reading Program & Community Read-A-Thon, Virtual Pride 2020, Solve The Mystery, Summer Learning with Do Your Homework @ The Library, Caregiving During COVID-19, Black Lives Matter -Reading List. These programs are supported through your donations to SCFOL, FSDPL, and the Library Foundation. Learn How Library Foundation Supporters Helped the... Continue Reading >

2019-2020 Fiscal Year: SCFOL Volunteer Hour Total

During the 2019-2020 fiscal year, July 1, 2019, through June 30, 2020, SCFOL Volunteers donated 3406 hours to the San Carlos Branch Library. We thank them for all that they do. The first half of the year started off with a bang. Fifty-five active SCFOL volunteers donated 2229 hours putting together very successful SCFOL monthly Used Book Sales (SCFOL's main income source), keeping meeting, membership and financial records, scheduling and setting up monthly art exhibits, representing San Carlos Branch Friends at FSDPL, Community and City-wide functions, and keeping our patrons informed of city-wide library activities via... Continue Reading >

JULY 3: Are Books Safe from Covid-19?

We are all anxious to return library books that have been collecting dust since March and borrow new ones; but are library and other "used" books safe and free of the Corona-19 virus? The short answer is YES! Research Shows Virus Undetectable on Five Highly Circulated Library Materials After Three days. "As libraries and museums around the country begin to resume operations and reopen to the public, the need for clear information to support the handling of core museum, library, and archival materials has become increasingly urgent.  Findings are Part of REALM Project to Produce Science-Based Information to Help Mitigate Exposure to... Continue Reading >