“Dedicated to the enrichment and enhancement of the Fallbrook Branch of the San Diego County Library”

Organized and incorporated in 1963, it is one of the largest and most active Friends groups in San Diego County.  Managed by the governing Board of Directors, it operates the Bottom Shelf Bookstore and provides volunteers to assist the library staff by stocking shelves and helping with children’s programs.

The Friends led the fundraising campaign for the library which includes a permanent art collection, state-of-the-art equipment, a large community room, special sections for teens and children, a computer lab and a larger bookstore.

Funds raised by the Friends support…

Become a member and support YOUR library!  Pick up a membership form in the bookstore or click on “Memberships” at right.

Music in the Library   -SUSPENDED due to COVID 19 Restrictions

Library Book Clubs   -SUSPENDED due to COVID-19

Join us….
become a member of the
Friends of the
Fallbrook Library

Annual Member

Individual – $15+
Patron – $25+
Business – $50+
Organization – $50+

Life Member

Individual – $250
Family – $500
Business – $500
Organization – $500

Members receive

10% discount at bookstore
Friends newsletter
Advance notice of events
Special shopping hours

Friends of the Fallbrook Library

Bottom Shelf Bookstore

124 South Mission Road
Fallbrook, CA


(760) 451-9606




Branch Hours:

Monday 9:30 – 6:00
Tuesday 9:30 – 8:00
Wednesday 9:30 – 6:00
Thursday 9:30 – 8:00
Friday 9:30 – 5:00
Saturday 9:30 – 5:00
Sunday 12:00 – 5:00


FALLBROOK LIBRARY ACCESS 2021 UPDATECOVID-19 Restrictions still in effect!

12/18/21  NOTICE:   COVID-19  Library   MODIFIED SERVICE   due to   COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

Under the guidance of the California Department of Public Health, the San Diego County Library will provide Walk-Up Door-Side Service Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm at all 33 branches.  We  appreciate your patience as we navigate the State’s new Regional Stay Home Order. 

Walk-up Door-side service is available to pick up requested materials with no appointment required. Customers can check out books, movies, and CDs requested through our online system or by calling a branch. When items are ready for pick up, customers will receive an automatic notice via email, phone, or print.  SDCL’s Digital Library provides 24/7 access to ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and learning opportunities like Lynda.com, Mango Languages as well as resume and interview assistance through JobNow/VetNow.  New customers can get a digital library card for remote access from home or work at sdcl.org/ecard.   The Library continues to accept enrollment into Library High School which provides an accredited HS diploma for adults nineteen and older (libraryhighschool.org). 

We have extended the due date for all San Diego County owned library materials to Feb. 3, 2021. During this closure, customers can still return materials in person.

Further COVID-19 information available at the San Diego County website  coronavirus-sd.com