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The Holiday Bag Book Sale will be held Saturday, December 12, from 10 AM to 4 PM. Click here for more information.


Visit the Bookshop for bags of bargain books.

Holiday Bag Book Sale

Saturday, December 12, 10a - 4p in the Bookshop

Fill a brown grocery bag - Members $ 3
Non-members $ 4

Click here for more information.

Links to the San Diego Library websites:

Main Library


SDPL Digital Media Collection





New Officers



Welcome To Our Website

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.

Publish the Friends of the Library Newsletter

New Officers

Officers for the upcoming year are

President Judy Levine
Vice President Operations and Bookshop Millie Boaz
Vice President Membership and Support Jackie Hough
Secretary John Dean
Treasurer Paul Duggan

Committee Chairs are

Public Relations Jeff Meyer
Workroom Jan Ash
Newsletter Diane Harris
Hospitality Ginny Orchard
Lending Library Kathy and Bob Luehring
Concert Coordinator Harvey Levine
Website Paul Duggan

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.

  • Click here to learn more.


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


Close at 1p December 24 and December 30.

Closed for city holidays.

If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.

Marcus Tullius Cicero (107 BC - 43 BC)