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.
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LIBRARY SERVICES AND PROGRAMS
- 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 magazines
- Language learning
- Continuing Education course for personal and professional development
- Test Prep: SAT, ACT, GRE, CLEP, and more
- Research databases
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
Pacific Views Library
Seaside Square Library