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  here!
  • – Homework help and tutoring for USMC school age children K-12 provided by DoD
  • The MCCS Library Program is now offering Transparent Language 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
  • Morningstar Investment Research Center
  • Research databases available through CENGAGE Learning.

Online Digital Magazine Access – Download Instructions

You can now browse all the titles before logging in or creating a new account:

  1. Go to:
  2. Select desired magazine
  3. Look for prompt to sign in or create an account for new users
  4. Patrons are still required to have two separate accounts: the Library Collection account plus the Reader/Viewer Account

Note: Patrons still need to have an MCCS Library account in good standing to receive the code from Library Staff. Remotely stationed Marines may contact for access instructions. Please include name, affiliation to the USMC and Duty Station or residence.

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