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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.

COMBAT CENTER LIBRARY

The Combat Center Library offers magazine subscriptions, high-speed Internet, computers (25 available for patron use), books, DVDs, CDs, video games and audio books to eligible patrons. Additionally, monthly programs such as game nights and Dungeons and Dragons are offered.

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

Contact Information

Combat Center Library

Building 1524
6th Street
Twenytnine Palms, California 92278


Phone: 7608306875

Fax: 7608304497

Follow Combat Center Library:

 Hours
Monday 8:00am - 7:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday* 8:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday 8:00am - 7:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 7:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm

*First Wednesday of the month:
9am - 7:30pm

Federal Holiday Hours may vary.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

SHADOW MOUNTAIN BRANCH LIBRARY

The Shadow Mountain Branch Library offers no-cost WiFi, computers with CAC-readers (4 available for patron use), books, audiobooks, DVDs/Blu-Rays, CDs and video games. A phone/tablet charging station is available. The branch library hosts unique monthly programs as well as weekly story times and curbside crafts. The annual all-ages Summer Reading Program includes prizes and special programs. The Makerspace provides children in grades 3-12 access to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) hands-on activities and resources. 3D printing, assembling robots, musical instruments, telescopes, digital cameras and circuit building are offered. United Through Reading, a no-cost service that allows deploying service members to record a story time to their children, is available. All resources are provided at no-cost to eligible patrons.

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

Contact Information

Shadow Mountain Branch Library

Building 692
Del Valle Road
Twentynine Palms, California 92278


Phone: 7608304265

Follow Shadow Mountain Branch Library:

 Hours
Monday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm

Federal Holiday Hours may vary.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Combat Center Library

Make & Take Crafts

Adults 18+ only
2nd Thursday of the month from 5:30 - 7:00pm
Registration Required

Game On At The Library

Adults 18+ only
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month from 10:00am - 3:30pm
No registration needed

Dungeons & Dragons

Adults 18+ only
1st & 3rd Sundays of the month from 10:00am - 3:30pm
No registration needed

Curbside Crafts

Each Monday new crafts will be available for pick up
No registration needed

Shadow Mountain Branch Library

In Person Story Time

For all ages
Every Wednesday at 11am

Virtual Story Time

Every Friday at 11am
Virtually held in the Library Facebook Group

Make & Take Crafts

Adults 18+ only
2nd Thursday of the month from 5:30 - 7:00pm
Registration Required

Curbside Crafts

Each Monday new crafts will be available for pick up
No registration needed

LIBRARY DETAILS

In order to checkout materials from either of the libraries, 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 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
  • DVD/Blu-ray - 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
  • CAC enabled computers with Internet access and Microsoft Office
  • WiFi
  • 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
  • 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 Academic 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. Patrons can also access Universal Class, ArtistWorks and The Great Courses. 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 MilitaryTutor.com®, a K-12, multiple-subject online tutoring service with live tutors available 24 hours a day. 
  • 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.
Service members can stay connected with their families throughout a deployment. United Through Reading allows service members who are about to deploy an opportunity to record themselves reading a story to a child in their life. This program is free of charge and is done in private at the service member’s convenience. Please call the Shadow Mountain Branch Library or stop by to set up an appointment.
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