The MCCS Libraries maintain a collection of print, audio-visual, early literacy programs, book clubs, and electronic resources for educational, informational and recreational pursuits. Resources and services are available to Marines and families.

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.

Library Services and Programs

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


Out of service until further notice.


Mon, Thu 9am-12pm
Wed, Fri 1pm-4:30pm

Pacific Views Library

Mon, Wed-Fri 9am-5pm

Patrick J. Carney Library

Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri 8am-6pm
Tue 8am-8pm
Sun 8am-4pm

Seaside Square Library

Mon, Wed-Fri 9am-5pm

Additional Info

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.

  • 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


Black & White Under 100 pages: Free
100 pages: $5
Subsequent pages: 5 cents per page
Color Under 10 pages: Free
Subsequent pages: 50 cents per page
Fax Free
Dial 991 for off base.


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