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United States Marine Corps
Libraries, Life Long Learning
E Street & 14th Street
Camp Pendleton, CA 92055
Library programs differ by branch of service. You may have access to things like tutoring, educational courses, online programs and a variety of print and electronic materials. Hours, contact information and closings can be found here or by calling your installation’s library.
Get to know the Marine Corps Community Services General Library Program. It has something for Marines and families in all locations and military stages.
Installation libraries play a key role in Marine professional life. They offer academic and research resources and chances for career development. Marines can earn college degrees and certificates, update promotion packages, prepare to transition, retire and more.
Installation libraries are great for leisure too. They provide books, magazines, newspapers, eBooks, DVDs and audiobooks. Most locations also offer access to computers, internet and basic office equipment, like copiers and fax machines.
Installation libraries are also great community centers. They host book clubs, story times, game nights and multicultural activities. Some offer makerspaces and private webcam access for video calls with deployed service members. Programs vary by location so contact your installation library for details.
Marines and their families also have online access to the Marine Corps Community Services Digital Libraries and the Navy Digital Library.
The DOD MWR Libraries
All Defense Department service members and their families have access to the DOD MWR Libraries. These free, online libraries are available 24/7 and offer an incredible collection for both adults and children. Access tutoring, finance and language classes, career transition assistance, car care advice, legal forms and much more. Visit Military OneSource today to see what the DOD MWR Libraries can do for you and your family.
Whether you are on installation or online, check out the amazing array of resources available from the Marine Corps Community Services General Library Program.
There are three libraries and one bookmobile aboard Camp Pendleton. The Main Library, Patrick J. Carney Library, is located in Building 1146 in the Mainside area and is open seven days/week. The Pacific Views Library, located Building 202860 next to Blinder Memorial Chapel on San Jacinto Rd by the Main Gate and is open five days/week. The Seaside Square Library is located in Building 51093 by the Basilone Gate on the north end of the base and is open three days/week. The Camp Pendleton Library Bookmobile offers services four days/week. Our digital library is available 24/7 at: http://mccs.ent.sirsi.net/client/en_US/pendleton
Camp Pendleton Libraries offer over 180,000 books, e-books, DVDs, audio-books, music CDs, and magazine titles, including titles from the Marine Corps Commandant’s Professional Reading List. The libraries offer free wi-fi and access to computers and printers. The libraries also have photocopiers, scanners, and fax machines available for patron use.
Programs for families include weekly preschool story times at the Mainside, South Mesa, and Seaside Square Libraries. The Camp Pendleton Library offers a Summer Reading Program for adults, teens and children and a Fall Reading Club for children ages 4-12. A wide variety of creative activities under the auspices of our new Makerspace Program are in place and offered including activities such as sewing, video production, 3-D Printing, T-shirt and mug illustration, painting, electronic circuit design, crafts, and more. For further information please visit www.mccscp.com/libraries or call 760-725-5669.