San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

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

Library Shop

The Library Shop is open Monday through Saturday. Mon-Tues - 11:30 am - 5:30 pm Wed-Sat - 10:30 am - 5:30 pm It currently offers $5.95 Flat Rate Shipping for web orders.   The Library Shop is not just a well-curated gift and book shop. It is a non-profit book & gift store located in the courtyard of the Downtown Central Library sponsored by the FSDPL & the SDPL Foundation. As the Downtown Central Library was  being planned, 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, & more.... 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 >

Jack Winer: Volunteer Extraordinaire!

In 1988, Jack and Carolyn Winer made a few stops along the way, but finalized their retirement years in San Carlos in 1987. How lucky we were! As it happened, their new home was in walking distance to the San Carlos Branch Library.  A life long, avid reader and quoter of well-known authors, Winer became a regular figure at the Branch, a member of SCFOL, its Vice-President in 1989, and in1993 he was tapped to be SCFOL’s President. SCBL staff member, Zelia Thompson told us that Jack always took time to  talk with the staff and thank them for their dedication... Continue Reading >

SCFOL Volunteers Got It Done

  Volunteers congregate, innovate, and activate. Volunteers are the foundation and glue that hold communities together and spark growth. Volunteers get it done! In 1982, SCBL managing Librarian Verna Stewart encouraged a few dedicated patrons to start a Friends of the Library chapter of FSDPL at the San Carlos Branch. SCFOL was born on May 15, 1982, with the expressed mission of  "focusing public attention on the library services, facilities and needs; to strengthen and expand library services; and to stimulate the use of the library facilities as a cultural resource center for the community."  The San Carlos Branch Library quickly... Continue Reading >