MCB Camp Pendleton Community

MCB Camp Pendleton
Personal and Professional

Personal and Professional


The libraries aboard Camp Pendleton offer a variety of resources to enhance professional and personal learning. Books may be checked out for up to 21 days. Computers, free internet and Wi-Fi service are available at all branches. There are three libraries and a bookmobile aboard Camp Pendleton.

Patrick J. Carney Library

Building 1146 760-725-5669

(Mainside behind 1st Marine Division Headquarters)

Hours: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

San Onofre Library

Building 51093 760-725-7325

(Next to the commissary in 51 Area)

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday

South Mesa Library

Building 200090 760-725-2032

Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday


Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday


The Career & Personal Readiness program offers a variety of services to active duty and retired Marines and Sailors as well as spouses and other dependents. Services are offered at the Mainside center in Building 13150 and at the San Onofre center in Building 51919. Some of the services offered include Career Services, Career Centers, Family Member Employment Assistance Program, Career Coaching, Personal Financial Management Program, and Information, Referral and Relocation Assistance.


The TRP has been redesigned into a comprehensive, mandatory program through the efforts of an interagency team from the DOD, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Education, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Personnel Management and the Small Business Administration.

The redesigned TRP, known as Transition Readiness Seminar (TRS), is an outcome-based, five-day program for service members leaving the Marines Corps, providing opportunities and aiding in successful transition into a “career ready” civilian. TRS bolsters and standardizes the transition services that service members receive prior to separating from the military to make them employment-ready as well as being prepared to enter into higher education, attend career technical training or start their own business. TRS is a major overhaul of the 20-year-old Transition Assistance Program, part of the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, and includes modules on financial planning that provide information and tools to identify financial responsibilities; Military Occupational Codes Crosswalk which translates military skills, training and experience into civilian sector skills language; VA Benefits Briefing informs service members of their veteran benefits options; DOL Employment Workshop provides information and assistance with job search, interview and resume preparation; developing an Individual Transition Plan that is a tailored plan with supporting documents, and reviewed by a transition staff member, as evidence of preparation for transition and ability to meet post-separation goals. Call 760-725-6702/6652 for more information.

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