San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Library Shop

We are open Monday-Saturday Mon/Tues (11:30am-5:30pm) & Wed-Sat (10:30am-5:30pm).Plus we're currently offering $5.95 Flat Visit the Library Shop this season for all your holiday gifts.      The Library Shop is not just a well-curated gift and book shop.  The Library Shop is a non-profit book & gift store located in the courtyard of the Downtown Central Library sponsored by the FSDPL and the SDPL  Foundation.  As the plans for Downtown Central Library were being developed, space was set aside for a Library Gift/Book Shop to be located on site. It features a wide selection of well-curated books, gifts, cards, jewelry, and more.... Continue Reading >

APRIL 26: Author Jim Kempton

 Join local author Jim Kempton at the SCBL, April 26, 2-3 pm, as he tells us about the details of his latest book, Women on Waves. Kempton is the award-winning former editor-in-chief of  Surfer magazine and is the current President of the California Surf Museum.  His new book brings readers a captivating cultural history of surfing with a focus on women and how they have made their mark on the sport and our wider culture.  Filled with phenomenal athletic performance, breakthrough female achievements, and plenty of inspiration and fun, Women on Waves is for anyone who loves surfing and all outdoor sports.  Click on April Author Jim Kempton... Continue Reading >

We Love SCFOL Volunteers

We welcome all SCFOL members to consider volunteering and assisting us in making our monthly USED BOOK SALES bigger and better than ever. Revenue from SCFOL book sales is the major source of funds needed to purchase books, programs and equipment for our branch library. In 2023, SCFOL Volunteers donated 4760 hours to the San Carlos Branch Library!  We thank  them one and all. Contact SCFOL Volunteer Chair Sue Dennis at [email protected] for details on how to become a SCFOL/Book Sale volunteer. We especially need younger folks and we would be happy to write recommendation letters for your college applications. ... Continue Reading >


 SCFOL annually donates funds, matched by the City of San Diego, to support the SDPL system. The source of SCFOL funds is revenue from your memberships, donations and SCFOL Used Book Sale purchases. These funds return to our Branch and allow for the purchase of materials, programs, and equipment. ANNUAL Memberships are a real bargain: $5 for  Seniors or Youth; $10 for one adult; $20 for a Family (dual adult). Sponsor, Contributor and Patron membership levels are always appreciated.  INDIVIDUAL LIFE Memberships are only $250.  Since SCFOL's founding in 1982, 146 individuals have become SCFOL Life-Members.  Their names are... Continue Reading >