There are three libraries aboard Camp Pendleton that offer a variety of resources & materials to enhance professional and personal learning for all ages. Books may be checked out for up to 21 days. Computers and free internet available at all branches.

Discover Camp Pendleton Libraries

Library resources brought to Camp Pendleton neighborhoods each week. View what’s available:

·       Print, Audio & Online Books
·       DVDs & Music CDs
·       Commandant’s Reading List
·       Large Print Books
·       Magazines, Newspapers
·       Study Guides
Library Cards
·       Internet Computers
·       Wireless Access
·       Reference Assistance
·       Online Databases for Research
·       Interlibrary Loan
·       Copy Machine
·       Fax Machine
·       Microfilm Reader
·       Scanner
·       Typewriter
·       Quality Children’s Programming
·       Paperback books available for deploying units
·       Conference Room Available – Homework help and tutoring for USMC school age children K-12 provided by DoD

The MCCS Library Program is now offering Mango Languages Online to eligible library patrons. This program provides an effective, fun and engaging experience for language learners of all levels. Visit an on-base library near you to set up an account that can be used anywhere



From ALMAR 015/17

The Commandants Professional Reading List (CPRL) is a list of books most pertinent for professional development and critical thinking at each level. The CPRL is arranged into two sections: “Commandants Choice” and “Grade Levels.” Each Marine shall read a minimum of five books from the “Commandants Choice” or “Grade Level” sections each year.

The Grade Level titles are separated into five levels for both enlisted Marines and officers. These levels coincide with specific ranks and Marines should attempt to read all titles within their level prior to proceeding to a higher level. Completion of the CPRL reading requirement shall be noted in the individual Marines fitness report or taken into account when assigning Proficiency/Conduct marks. How a Marine demonstrates completion of the annual requirement is at the discretion of the commander.



Patrick J. Carney Library

Bldg 1146 – View Map


Mon–Thu 8am–8pm
Fri 8am–4:30pm
Sat/Sun 9am–5pm

(760) 725-5669

South Mesa Branch Library

Bldg 200090 – View Map

Mon-Fri 9am–5pm

(760) 725-2032

Seaside Square Library

Bldg 51093 – View Map

Tue 9am–5pm
Wed 9am–5pm
Fri 9am–5pm

(760) 725-7325

MCCS Camp Pendleton