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United States Marine Corps
1555 SOUTHGATE RD
Arlington, VA 22214-5000
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.
The Marine Corps Community Services General Library Program supports the quality of life and well-being of Marines and their families amidst diverse circumstances. The Headquarters Library Program extends library services to remote Marines, coordinates policy and manages reporting requirements for the installation libraries. Twelve main libraries, 16 branch libraries and a bookmobile provide collections, in all formats, in support of professional military, educational, informational and recreational pursuits for all ages. A joint integrated library system, or ILS, and virtual library website provide online access to additional digital resources and services.
On installations, libraries play an important role in the professional lives of Marines and their family members. Collections include academic and professional research resources so Marines can readily locate Commandant of the Marine Corps professional reading titles, earn college degrees or certifications, update their promotion package, prepare for transition and retirement, and expand future career opportunities. The Voluntary Education Program and libraries work in cooperation to meet the needs of Marines receiving tuition assistance and pursuing higher education. Materials for Marines preparing for the College Level Examination Program, or CLEP, and Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support, or DANTES, tests are in high demand. The ILS extends the use of each library's collection beyond the physical building through the interlibrary loan process, delivering materials that meet a scholar’s demands, a historian’s needs or a hobbyist’s interests.
On-installation libraries extend opportunities for community sharing, learning and entertainment for single Marines, families and families of deployed Marines. A thematic summer reading program has been standardized across the Department of Defense to support mobile military children. Library events vary by installation and may include an early literacy program, story times, makerspaces, arts and crafts, book clubs, game nights, multicultural activities, book displays or access to a private webcam for meetings between deployed personnel and their families.
The Headquarters Library Program procures online databases to provide academic research, professional resources and recreational material available anytime, anywhere for Marines and their families. The virtual library portal provides access to a wide variety of general and subject-specific research databases for all ages, eBooks and audiobooks, hundreds of self-improvement classes and digital magazines. Online homework tutoring is provided 24/7 through Tutor.com for K-12 students on subjects such as writing, mathematics through calculus, science and history. Librarians support cultural awareness and overseas families by registering library patrons for Mango Languages, an online foreign language program. Marine Corps library patrons are also eligible to access additional digital research databases, audiobooks and eBooks, genealogy resources and newspapers through the Navy Digital Library.
Six of the Marine Corps general libraries have been awarded Premiere General Library certificates from the Department of Defense. The MCCS Library Program is dedicated to sustaining and improving the quality of life for Marines and the Marine Corps community.
Henderson Halls does not have a library. Quantico is the closes Marine Corps library. The United States Marine Corps General Library program supports the quality of life and well-being of Marines and their families amidst diverse circumstances. Lifelong Learning Headquarters (LLHQ) extends library services to remote Marines, coordinates policy, and manages reporting requirements for the installation General Libraries. Sixteen General Libraries and 11 branch libraries provide collections of 60% professional and academic materials and 40% leisure reading to eligible patrons. An Integrated Library System and General Library websites provide online access to additional resources and services.