Each library location is now open with limited services to include: check out of holds, PC and WiFi usage, printing and photocopy services, and checking in and out of the library. Due to COVID restrictions, the physical collection is not available for browsing and no in-person studying / library usage is allowed at this time. Library branch hours will remain the same, but there will be limited capacity for PC usage and in person services. Please contact your library branch with questions.

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Contact / Hours:
Patrick J. Carney Library
BLDG 1146 – Mainside
(760) 725-5104 | E-mail

Mon–Fri 8am–6pm
Sat 9am–1pm
Sun Closed

Pacific Views Library
BLDG 202860
(760) 725-2032 | E-mail

Mon–Fri 9am–5pm

Seaside Square Library
BLDG 51093
(760) 725-7325 | E-mail

Tue 9am–5pm
Wed 9am–5pm
Fri 9am–5pm

Schedule – April
(760) 509-5359 | E-mail

Tue 9am–4pm
Wed 11:30am–4pm
Thu 11:30am–2pm
Fri 9am–4pm

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

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There are four libraries aboard Camp Pendleton: Patrick J. Carney Library, Pacific Views Library, Seaside Square Library, and a Bookmobile. They offer a variety of resources & materials to enhance personal and professional learning for all ages. Books may be checked out for up to 9 weeks. Computers and free Wi-Fi available at all branches.

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Library Services and Programs

  • Commandant’s Professional Reading List
  • CAC-enabled computers and WiFi
  • Books, Movies, Video Games and Storytimes
  • Photocopiers /Fax /Scanning services
  • Storytimes
  • Programs for children, teens and adults

Additional Info

Digital LibraryCreateSpaceCommandant’s Reading List

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

Online Catalog

CreateSpace is a makerspace for patrons of all ages to create and learn new skills. Our mission is simple: to enable the patron to create, innovate, investigate, design, and collaborate.
*Base access is required to become a patron at CreateSpace

  • 3D printing and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Sewing and Knitting, plus Arts & Crafts
  • Robotics and Legos
  • Photography
  • Coding and more!


ALMAR 023/20
The 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.

Officer & Enlisted Marine Corps Commandant’s Professional Reading List



Copy, Print, and Fax Services


Black & White
First 20 pages: free
Subsequent pages: 5 cents per page
Color 50 cents per page

On base, DSN or toll-free number: free
All other: $1 per page up to $5 maximum (cover page is free)

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