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Combat Center Library

Combat Center Library

Combat Center Library

Bldg. 1524
FAX: 760.830.4497

Monday - Friday: 8am - 7:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am - 4pm

Curbside pickup available; we encourage all patrons to utilize our curbside check-out services. To place books on hold for curbside pickup, call 760.830.6875. Take a look at our books online.

The library is open to patrons. Twelve computers available for patron use. In accordance with the current pandemic guidelines, occupancy is limited to 75 patrons at a time.

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.

Military Library Catalogues



Combat Center Library, Bldg. 1524

Make & Take Crafts (Adults 18+ only) - 2nd Thursday of the Month from 5:30 - 7:00pm
(Registration is Required)

Board at the Library (Adults 18+ only) - 2nd Saturday of the Month from 12:00 - 4:00pm
(No Registration Needed)

Dungeons & Dragons (Adults 18+ only) - 1st & 3rd Sunday of the Month from 10:00am - 3:30pm
(No Registration Needed)

Art with Antonio (Adults 18+ only) - Last Friday of the Month from 5:00 - 7:30pm
(Registration is Essential)

Shadow Mountain Branch Library, Bldg. 692

Every Friday at 11am at

Storytimes (Ages 2 - 5 - Every Monday & Wednesday from 10:30 - 11:30am | Every Tuesday from 2:00 - 3:00pm 
Read & Play (Ages 0 - 2) - Tuesdays from 10:30 - 11:30am
Bilingual Storytime (Ages 2 - 5) - 3rd Wednesday of the Month from 10:30 - 11:30am

Art with Antonio (Ages 5 - 8) - 3rd Wednesday of the Month from 3:00 - 4:30pm
Art with Antonio (Ages 9 - 12) - 3rd Thursday of the Month from 3:00 - 4:30pm
Art with Antonio (Ages 12 - 17) - 3rd Friday of the Month from 3:00 - 4:30pm

Drop In & Sew (Adults 18+ only) - 2nd Thursday of the Month from 10:00am - 1:00pm

LibGuides is a one-stop shop of resources and current information for the Libraries, Career Resource Office
(Transition and FMEAP), Education Center, Personal Financial Management and Information & Referral.
Check us out HERE.


In order to checkout materials from the library, patrons must have a library account. There are two ways to open a new library account. The first option is to visit either of the two libraries on base and open an account at the service desk. Please bring a valid ID card and up-to-date contact information. A library card will be issued within at this time.

The second option is to sign-up online. If you choose the online option you will not get a library card until you visit the service desk at the library.

Eligible Patrons

  • Active Duty Service Members
  • Dependent Family Members
  • MIlitary Retirees
  • GS/NAF Employees 

Item Checkout Lengths

  • 1 Week - Items with "New" Sticker
  • 3 Weeks - All other items

Item Checkout Limits

  • Books - Unlimited
  • Audio Books & Playaways - 10
  • Video - 10
  • Music CDs - 10
  • Videogames - 2
  • Playaway Views - 1 per Child

Interlibrary loans from other Marine Corps libraries are available upon request.


  • CAC enabled computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
  • WiFi
  • Commandant's Professional Reading List
  • A collection of print, audio-visal and electronic resources for educational, informational and recreational pursuits
  • Online databases provide academic research, professional and recreational material available 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Programs for every age group
  • Makerspace Program with 3D printing
  • Printing and copying - 5 pages per day
  • Faxing and scanning - unlimited
  • Television and videogames


Visit the library catalog to search for materials in our collection from any computer, smart phone or tablet. Patrons have access to these and many more online resources:

Britannica An online encyclopedia for various levels and languages including Academic and School Editions, Spanish Reference Center, and a Modern Encyclopedia.

eBooks | eAudiobooks | eMagazines Access eBooks, eAudiobooks, and eMagazines through the MWR Digital Library using OverDrive. Registration will give the user access to over 300,000 titles. Your library's collection of popular digital magazines includes both new and backlist titles with no holds, no checkout periods, and no limits. See a library staff member for assistance with registration.

Mango A digital language learning program for learners of all levels, with courses in over 70 different foreign languages, 21 English Language Learning courses, and 44 specialty courses designed to celebrate world cultures.

Military One Source Provides access to®, 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 MWR Digital Library for ebooks, research and more please visit the 24/7/365 Digital Library or download the Navy MWR Digital Library Brochure.

Research Databases Providing information on investment guidance, newspapers, journal articles, health and leisure, automotive repair and many other subjects.

Universal Class™ Continuing education classes for personal enrichment.