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Library

The Marine Warrior Library houses a collection designed to support the education, personal development and entertainment needs of all Service members and their families. We provide a wide range of both print and digital resources, as well as a computer lab, study and gaming rooms, café and a children’s area complete with early learning computers.

Services:

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Fax & Printing
  • E-Reader Check Out
  • Latest Best Sellers
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Circulating Video Game Collections

Our Collection & Services

The Marine Warrior Library owns approximately 35,000 print volumes, 215,000 e-books, 6,000 audio recordings (audiobooks and music CDs) and 6,000 video recordings (including popular feature films, nonfiction, film classics and instructional videos). We also subscribe to over 100 magazines and newspapers available in print and digitally. The library offers an extensive number of free digital services, including Zinio (online digital magazines), Freegal (free music downloads), academic databases, e-book and audio book downloads. Language learning resources are also available in multiple formats, including online language learning through Transparent Languages.

Special Collections (Digital & Print):

  • Commandant Marine Corps Reading List
  • Sergeant Major Marine Corps Reading List
  • First Lady Marine Corps Reading List
  • Military Family Support
  • Exceptional Family Member Support
  • Test Preparation
  • United Through Reading
  • MCI Courses

Multiple Lounge Areas:

  • Library Cafe
  • Children’s Area
  • Teen & Young Adult Area
  • Program Room
  • Video Game Stations for Xbox, PS3 and Wii U
  • Computer Lab
  • Study Room


Digital Services

Download magazines, music, language learning, e-books and audio books.

Freegal

Zinio

Navy Knowledge

Cherry Point Overdrive

One Click Digital

Transparent Language Online

Atomic Training

Freading

Grolier

IndieFlix

Children’s Area & Programs

The Children’s area has 9,000 print titles, including chapter books, picture books and children’s non-fiction. Bring the little ones in to read, play on our six early learning stations, or two dvd stations. We have a varied collection of children’s dvd’s available for checkout.


Come Play at the Library!

  • Weekly Story Time
  • Educational Learning Stations
  • Infants Welcome

Weekly Story Time

Join us every Wednesday for interactive story time, targeted for children 3-7 years old. Lap babies are welcome.  Please check the library calendar for upcoming dates.

Policies

Library cards are free for authorized users and can be obtained at the library using your official DoD ID card. Your Library card or DoD ID is required to check out materials and use the library’s services.

Most materials can be checked out for three weeks. Books can be renewed in person, or via phone after a PIN is set up. Overdue notices will be sent first to the user’s e-mail. Notices for long overdue materials will be sent to the military sponsor’s commanding officer.

Children are welcome at the Marine Warrior Library. Children under ten years of age may not be left unattended.

If you have trouble locating or using the resources you need, please ask for help!

Please do not use tobacco products in the library.

Eligible Patrons

Military personnel (both active duty and reserve) and their dependents, retirees and their dependents, civilian employees and students enrolled in the off-duty education programs. A valid military, military family member, or civilian employee ID is required to obtain a library card. (Students should bring proof of current enrollment). Dependents of active duty, reserve, or retired military personnel are entitled to use the library in the name of their military sponsor, unless the sponsor requests, in writing, that dependents’ use be restricted.

Circulation Policies

NO. OF ITEMS:Patrons may borrow an unlimited number of books, plus a maximum of ten audio recordings, ten video recordings and five CD-ROMs, provided no materials are past due.

LOAN PERIOD: Books, e-readers, videos and audio recordings are normally loaned for a period of three weeks.

PINS: Patrons may request a PIN at the circulation desk; with a PIN, patrons may renew items and check on account status over the phone. DOD ID cards will be required to set or change a PIN.

RENEWALS: Patrons may renew items once. Items may not be renewed if they are overdue or if there is a waiting list for the title.

OVERDUES: If materials become overdue, a reminder will be sent via e-mail, or to the military sponsor at work. Subsequent notices will be sent via the sponsor’s chain of command. If no response is made, the military sponsor may be charged with misappropriation of government property.

LOST OR DAMAGED MATERIALS: If a book or recording is lost or damaged, the patron is responsible for replacing it with the same item, or a similar new item of equivalent value. If the patron is unable to obtain a replacement, payment may be made to MCCS; a “Lost Materials Form” will be prepared at the library – this form and payment must then be turned in to the MCCS cashier. Library staff are not authorized to accept payment for government property. If the lost or damaged item is a McNaughton book, the patron will need to make payment by check or money order payable to Brodart Co.. If an item is returned in damaged condition and the patron does not respond to our request for a replacement, notices will be sent via the military sponsor’s chain of command. Damaged materials must be disposed of by the library in accordance with current regulations.

LIBRARY RETURN: An outside drop box is provided for your use in returning library materials when the library is closed. This drop box is to be used at your own risk; if items are damaged while in the drop, or disappear from the drop, you are held responsible. Please be sure to return audio or video recordings in the Audiovisual slot. If the case is damaged, please return the item inside the library.

Library Catalog

Access to the online catalog may be gained at any of the several computer terminals located throughout the library. You may also check our online catalog, or access our digital services, from your home or office over the Internet. Type http://library.usmc-mccs.org/ in your web browser’s address line and hit enter and then click on MCAS Cherry Point.

Holdings

The Marine Warrior Library provides access to approximately 35,000 print volumes, 215,000 e-books, 6,000 audio recordings (audiobooks and music CD’s) and 6,000 video recordings (including popular feature films, as well as nonfiction, film classics and instructional videos). We subscribe to over 100 magazines and newspapers and offer free access to a variety of recreational and academic databases. We also loan a limited selection of equipment, such as E-Reader devices and portable DVD players.

Interlibrary Loan

If the books, magazine articles, or foreign language materials you need are not available at the Library, we may request these for you from other libraries. It normally takes at least two weeks to fill an Interlibrary Loan request. Books less than a year old are not available through Interlibrary Loan. If the other library charges for photocopies or a loan, this charge will be passed on to you. Patrons who abuse the Interlibrary Loan privilege by keeping materials past the due date may be refused future requests.

Photocopies & Computer Prints

The library has a public access photocopier; up to 10 copies may be made at no charge. A computer printer is located near the circulation desk; you may print up to 10 pages from our printer at no charge. Patrons who need to print or copy more than 10 pages must bring their own copy paper.

Fax

The library offers a public fax service. You may send or receive up to 10 pages at no charge.

Computer Lab

The Library’s Computer Lab offers 9 desktop computers, 23 laptops and 30 iPads for public use on a first come, first served basis. Computers connect to the Internet and productivity applications including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Photoshop are available. Present your library card or DOD ID card to the Lab staff to sign out a computer. Computers are signed out for one hour; use may be extended while no other computer user is waiting. At times of high demand, users who have already had two or more sessions may be placed on “stand by.” Regulations governing the appropriate use of government computers apply and usage is monitored. Printing and scanning is available and the use of flash drives in the Computer Lab is permitted.

Wireless Internet Access

Broadband wireless Internet access is available at no charge. This service is to be used at your own risk. Current, reliable anti-virus, anti-spyware and firewall software are highly recommended and you are responsible for keeping track of your laptop or other wireless device. Technical assistance will be limited and library staff may not install software on or configure your computer.

Story Hours

We present a weekly story time for preschoolers; check the schedule at the MCCS Cherry Point web site, or call us for dates and times.

Program Room & Study Room

The Library has two rooms that may be reserved for small group meetings or classes. Presentation equipment is also available for in-library use.

Cell Phones

As a courtesy to other patrons, please set your ring to vibrate or silent. If you need to talk on your phone, please keep your voice low, or talk outside the library.