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Hours of Operation:

Patrick Carney Library, Bldg. 1146:
Mon–Fri: 8am – 6pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm
Curbside pick up, computer usage available and limited seating available for studying.
Pacific Views Library, Bldg. 202860:
Mon–Fri: 9am – 5pm
Curbside pick up and computer usage available.
Seaside Library, Bldg. 51093:
Tue/Wed/Fri: 9am – 5pm
Curbside pick up and computer usage available.

Face coverings required.

Your safety is our top priority. Please review our current policies/services:

  • Call (760) 763-4256 or email for assistance
  • Request materials online for pickup and/or curbside pickup
  • Please visit
  • Library staff will contact you when holds are available
  • Virtual Storytime will be offered on Tuesdays at 9am via the Camp Pendleton Libraries Facebook
  • Limited computer stations will be available for client use
  • Program check-in and check-out
  • Limited study space available at Mainside Library only
  • CreateSpace open by appointment only

For the most up to date information on facility closures / program changes and updates

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Online Library Services and Learning at Home

If you do not currently have an MCCS Library account and would like to access DoD Library digital content while our libraries are closed, these two sites will authenticate military and USMC civilian eligibility to the DoD Libraries’ digital content.

Navy Digital Library:
Use CAC access or Create a Navy Digital Library account through DS Logon.


Military One Source:
Search for “The Morale, Welfare, and Recreation Digital Library” and create a Military One Source account to access the content.

Please call (760) 725-4256 or email (for all three locations).

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


  • Commandant’s Professional Reading List
  • CAC-enabled computers and WiFi
  • Books, Movies and Videogames
  • Photocopiers /Fax /Scanning services
  • Makerspace Program with 3D printing
  • Story Times
  • Programs for children, teens and adults

Digital Library, available 24/7: 

  • eBooks/eAudiobooks
  • Digital magazines
  • Language learning
  • Continuing Education course for personal and professional development
  • Test Prep: SAT, ACT, GRE, CLEP, and more
  • Research databases

ALMAR 005/19

The 2019 Commandant’s Professional Reading List (CPRL) represents an updated version of those 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.

In addition to the reading list, Marines are highly encouraged to incorporate periodicals into their reading regimens.  Scholarly and professionally oriented articles published by independent magazines and journals foster innovation, PME development, critical study of the profession of arms, and serious discussion regarding topics of interest to the Marine Corps.  Professional publications inform debate on current, topical issues of relevance to the Marine Corps and promote intellectual growth of the individual Marine.



Patrick J. Carney Library

Bldg 1146 – View Map


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

(760) 763-4256

Pacific Views Library

Bldg 202860 – 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

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