Monday - Friday: 8am - 7:30pm
The Combat Center Library has a wealth of informational resources from books to Internet access, as well as trained professionals to help you find what you need.
CHECKING OUT MATERIALS
In order to open a new account, patrons must present a valid ID card and up-to-date contact information. Eligible patrons include, Active Duty Service Members stationed in 29 Palms, Dependent family members, Retirees or GS/NAF employees aboard the base.
Most items may be checked out from the library for three weeks at a time. Library collections include DVDs, video games, audiobooks, Playaway items, fiction, nonfiction, reference, young adult and children’s titles.
Interlibrary loans from other Marine Corps libraries are available upon request.
Internet computers with Microsoft Office are available for patron use. You must provide your own paper if you wish to print. Patrons are limited to printing 15 pages per day. There is a 30 minute time limit for computers if patrons are waiting.
Photocopying is available at the circulation desk. Patrons are limited to copying 15 pages per day. We will not copy medical records or unit copies. Free fax and scanning services are available.
TV, DVD player, WII, Xbox 360 and iPads are available for patron use. Please inquire at the circulation desk.
Newspapers and magazines are available for in-house use.
RESEARCH & EDUCATION
Visit our library catalog at library.usmc-mccs.org to search materials available in our collection from any computer, smart phone or tablet; at home or in the library. Patrons have FREE, anytime access to online resources including:
Research Databases Providing information on investment guidance, newspapers, journal articles, health and leisure, automotive repair and many other subjects.
Transparent Language Online™ A self-paced language learning program that offers 80+ languages.
Universal Class™ Continuing education classes for personal enrichment.
Zinio A digital newsstand with over 260 popular magazine titles for download.
Military One Source Provides access to Tutor.com®, a K-12, multiple-subject online tutoring service with live tutors available 24 hours a day. TumbleBook Library™ offers a wide variety of interactive, online stories for children of all ages.
Navy Knowledge Online (NKO) A great resource for downloadable ebooks for your reading pleasure with a Common Access Card (CAC) https:/www.nko.navy.mil
Navy MWR Digital Library for ebooks, research and more please visit the 24/7/365 Digital Library at https:/mwrdigitallibrary.navy.mil/