San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Calling All Local Authors: Submit Your Work for the Local Author Showcase

    If you live in San Diego and published a book in 2018, the Library wants to celebrate your accomplishment at the 53rd Annual San Diego County Local Author Showcase. The Local Author Program highlights the intellectual and creative accomplishments of writers in the San Diego region, with the aim of bringing exposure to local talent and nurturing the pursuit of the writing arts in San Diego. Be sure to submit your book by the November 26 deadline. Learn More Continue Reading >

Mail-in BALLOT drop-off @ the Library

  October 29-November 5: Mail-in Ballot Drop- Off will be available at the San Carlos Branch Library.  Volunteers with the County Registrar of Voters will be on hand during regular library hours to collect ballots.  Our branch is a polling site on Tuesday, November 6; the Library will be open but all Community Room programs are CANCELED; the poll workers will collect ballots that day. Continue Reading >

College Admission Essay Assistance

Sarah Hendy-Jackson, library assistant III, will be leading a new program series in October and November geared toward high school seniors to help them with their college admission essays.  Students can drop in anytime during the dates/times listed below to get FREE assistance with brainstorming, editing, organizing, grammar, word count, etc. Sarah studied 19th Century American Literature in graduate school at UCSD.  In addition, since 2011, she has worked within the University's Humanities department, teaching freshman writing, history, philosophy, and literature.  Click on College Essay Coaching_ Wed., October 10, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sat., October 13 • 3 - 4 p.m. Wed., October 17 •... 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 this year's Honor Wall plaque which is on display in the Winer Family Community Room and Art Gallery. Since SCFOL's founding in 1982, 115 individuals have become Life-Members.  ANNUAL Memberships are a real bargain: $5 for  Seniors or Youth; $10 for one adult;  $20 for a Family... Continue Reading >