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Announcing the 2015-2016 Rancho Bernardo Library Concerts Series.

Check the Concerts page for information.

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Mayor approves budget with additional $2.3 million for increased Library hours

Dear Library Supporter,

We wanted to share with you some excellent news. On June 8, the City Council unanimously approved Mayor Faulconer’s FY2016 budget to include an additional $2.3 million in funding for increased hours at the Library! The Mayor signed the budget into law on June 10.

This additional funding will add 3 more hours at 23 branch libraries and 4 additional hours at the Central Library. These increases mean branches will be open an average of 51 hours a week and the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common will be open 58 hours a week.

In addition to the increased hours, the budget also reinstates $209,500 to the books and materials budget, increases internet bandwidth at all branch libraries, and continues funding for the Do Your Homework @ the Library Program.

Congratulations! Your advocacy was essential in these recent gains, which will help meet the strong demand for services at all 36 libraries. Thank you for letting the Mayor and your Councilmember know how important the Library is to you.

We encourage you to contact the Mayor and your Council representative to thank them for increasing Library hours across the system. You can visit here to find out who your Council representative is and find contact information for his or her office.

Your advocacy and support strengthens the entire public library system! Thank you again for being such an effective Library advocate.

Joan Curry
President, Friends of the San Diego Public Library

Please continue advocating for your Library.


Our Library does much more than simply lend books. It sponsors programs for children and seniors, holds concerts, conducts art exhibits and film showings, sponsors clubs in local schools, conducts book readings and hosts authors and a lot more.

The Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to supporting these programs and activities at the Rancho Bernardo Branch of the San Diego Public Library.

These programs include Yoga for children and adults, reading for children, eReader clinics, Zumba classes, Internet classes and much, much else.

We raise money for Library activities, programs and materials.

We sponsor children's programs and concerts in the Library.

Hold book sales at the Library.

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Join - Become a Member

To join the Friends of the Rancho Bernardo Library clickJoin.

Annual membership donations start at only $10 per year and larger donations are appreciated to help support the library.

Member's Benefits

  • Make new friends as you work with others;

  • To help support the programs of the Library;

  • Spread the joy of reading;

  • Each month we purchase ten current best sellers for our Lending Library. These books are exclusively for our members and can be checked out for a two week period;

  • Receive the Friends newsletter;

  • Get advance notice of book sales and special events.


The Rancho Bernardo Library is located at 17110 Bernardo Center Drive, San Diego  92128, across from the Souplantation Restaurant.


The Shadow of the Wind the next One Book, One San Diego Title 


The community reading program One Book, One San Diego is entering its ninth year and this year’s selection is Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. Zafón, a native of Spain, was selected from 450 nominations and 200 different book titles. The Shadow of the Wind, set in Barcelona after the Spanish Civil War, is the story of Daniel who protects a mysterious book with his life. This mystery takes Daniel through a journey of Barcelona’s darkest secrets of murder and love. Zafón has written six books published in more than 40 languages and has received countless awards. One Book, One San Diego brings the community together in the shared experience of reading and discussing the same book with readings, author events and other Library programs, which begin in the Fall. The program is a cooperative effort of the San Diego Public Library, KPBS and the San Diego County Library.  One Book, One San Diego is funded by the Linden Root Dickinson Foundation with additional support from the Dr. Seuss Fund at the San Diego Foundation, Jerome’s Furniture, Lloyd’s Pest Control, SDG&E, Cubic and the Samuel I. and John Fox Foundation.



Library Hours

Monday 930a - 6p Tuesday 1130a - 8p Wednesday 1130a - 8p Thursday 930a - 6p Friday 930a - 6p Saturday 930a - 6p Sunday 1230p - 5p

Closed for city holidays.

Bookshop Hours

Monday 10a - 4p Tuesday 12p - 530p Wednesday 1p - 7p Thursday 10a - 4p Friday 10a - 4p Saturday 10a - 4p Sunday 1p - 4p

Closed for city holidays.

Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.

Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate

(Born 1997)