San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Libraries are COOL !

When the weather gets too hot, remember that the San Carlos Branch Library is air conditioned and a designated COOL zone. It's a great time to go browsing among the books and lower your body temperature for an hour or two.  All San Diego Public libraries adhere to the current San Diego County & City masking guidelines which will be posted at the entrance of the San Carlos Branch Library. Continue Reading >

Used Book Donation Guidelines

  Thank you for your gently used book donations. Please read the book donation guidelines below. Without  your book donations, we would not be able to hold our Monthly First Saturday Used Book Sales, the proceeds of which are donated to the San Carlos Branch Library to purchase new books, equipment, and programs. Because of your book donations and purchases, plus the many hours annually donated by our volunteers, we are able to donate approximately $20,000 annually to our branch library through the Library Foundation.  Because of your generous used book donations, we are able to offer between 50% and... Continue Reading >

SDPL In-Person & Virtual Event Calendar

There are many daily EVENTS that have been scheduled by the SDPL.  Click on SDPL In-Person & Virtual Event Calendar for upcoming events.  Activities that are open to a  limited  number of  Attendees require you to register. Click on the event title, scroll down to register. When the Library sponsors or hosts an event it does not constitute an endorsement of the content or the views expressed by the participants.   Continue Reading >


WHERE: San Carlos Branch Library WHEN: During the week to sort donated books and/or on the first Saturday of every month, for 2-3 hours from 9:00 am, until all of the non-purchased items are boxed up and put away. Many hands will make the job go faster. QUALIFICATIONS: A love of libraries, books, and people.  A strong back helps too. TO APPLY: Think you can help?  Please leave your name and contact information at the library, ATTENTION: Sue Dennis, SCFOL Volunteer Chair.  BRING A FRIEND! We can give you volunteer hours that you may need for school, church or other organizations. Continue Reading >