San Carlos Branch Library
Friends of the Library

San Carlos Branch Library
619-527-3430
7265 Jackson Dr
San Diego, CA 92119

CREATE a “Postcard to a Better Future”

The Library hosted several great events and activities celebrating this year's One Book, One San Diego selection, They Called Us Enemy by George Takei.  There have been three author events, a "My SD" poster contest, and 1,000 "Paper Cranes for Peace" made (which are now displayed in the Central Library lobby). Another way to participate is to complete a Postcard to a Better Future. Community members can share their views of a better future by answering the prompt, "To promote a community that supports justice for all, I plan to...". Returned postcards will be displayed virtually on the Library's website. ... Continue Reading >

Submit Your Photos to Special Collections: A Photo Journal of Life During the Pandemic

The Special Collections Department of the San Diego Public Library has a new project titled SNAPSHOT: A Photo Journal of Life During the Pandemic. We are creating an archive of San Diegans’ experiences during the pandemic. You are invited to participate by submitting your photos to the project.  Submit your photos Continue Reading >

Digital Resource Spotlight: Ancestry.com Library edition

Ever had the desire to dig deeper into the roots of your family tree? Explore how and when your ancestors arrived in the U.S. Unearth birth, marriage, and death records. Search for billions of genealogical and historical records in over 4,000 databases. Discover your family's story with San Diego Public Library and Ancestry.com. Remote access available through March 31, 2021. Continue Reading >

2020 One-Book-One San Diego Selections

  One Book, One San Diego is our region's premier literary program, presented in partnership between KPBS and over 80 public libraries, service organizations and educational institutions. Now in its 14th year, the purpose is to bring our community closer together through the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book. Each year, One Book, One San Diego features a literary work for adults, young adults, kids, and Spanish language readers. For adult readers, Spanish readers and young adult readers; this year’s selection is They Called Us Enemy (Nos Llamaron Enemigo) by George Takei, Justin Eisinger, Steven Scott and Harmony Becker. For children, the... Continue Reading >

Get a Library Card for Digital Access During Library Card Sign-Up Month

It's Library Card Sign-Up Month and the Library is offering a new Digital Library Card. If you don't currently have a Library Card, you can now sign up for a Digital Library Card to access eLibrary resources. With a Digital Library Card you can download digital materials (such as ebooks, eaudiobooks and digital magazines), use electronic databases, take online classes, and much more. Customers may convert their digital library card into a permanent physical library card by contacting any of the Pickup Service Locations. Apply for a Digital Library Card Continue Reading >