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Quantico Base Library

The Quantico Base Library is an MCCS library serving Marines, their families, and the DoD community at Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA.

Contact Quantico Base Library


Good to Know:

  • The Library opens at 0730, Monday - Friday, and 0900 on weekends. Visitors are not allowed in the Library before opening*.
  • The Library closes promptly at the designated closing time. All visitors are expected to leave the building before closing*.
  • *Arrangements to stay in the building after hours must be made and approved in advance with the Library Director and/or Conference Center manager. Library staff are NOT authorized to:
    • Allow visitors to stay after closing in order to finish up projects or printing
    • Allow visitors to be in the building outside of business hours



1 JUNE - 31 JULY 2024


Monday-Friday     0730-1700
Saturday               CLOSED
Sunday                 0900-1700



1 AUG 2024 - 31 MAY 2025

Monday 0730-1700
Tuesday 0730-2000
Wednesday 0730-1700
Thursday 0730-1700
Friday 0730-1700
Saturday 0900-1700
Sunday 0900-1700
Federal Holidays



NOTE: Temporary changes in hours due to holidays schedules and emergency closings will be posted on the Base Library homepage and Facebook and take priority over what is posted on this page.



Circ Desk: 703-784-4348 (no voicemail)

You can also contact us on Facebook if you need assistance with your account: Quantico Base Library Facebook


Quantico Base Library
2040 Broadway Street
Quantico, VA  22134

Physical Location

Building 2040, Marine Base Quantico, Mainside

Base Access

Please visit the MCBQ Base Access webpage for current information and FAQs.

Driving Directions

From I-95 South: Take exit 150A, Quantico/Triangle. Merge onto VA 619-E (Joplin Road) and proceed through the traffic light toward the Main gate. Once you’ve passed through the gate, follow Fuller Road for approximately 4 miles. The speed limit is 40mph until approach to the Barnett Avenue curve. Bear right onto Barnett Avenue (speed limit reduces to 25mph).

At the second traffic light at the Quantico Fire Station, turn left onto Martin Avenue, and go underneath the railroad bridge. The entrance to the GRC parking garage will be on the right. Or, turn right at the rotary onto Broadway Street, then right again at the end of Broadway. Another parking garage entrance will be on your right.

From I-95 North: Take Exit 148 Marine Base Quantico. Proceed on Russell Road to the Base gate. Once you’ve passed through the gate, travel on Russell Road approximately 3.5 miles. At the rotary by the Officer’s Club, take the third exit road and proceed on Barnett Avenue for 1.1 miles. Just after the Quantico Fire Station, turn right onto Martin Avenue, and go underneath the railroad bridge. The entrance to the GRC parking garage will be on the right. Or, turn right at the rotary onto Broadway Street, then right again at the end of Broadway. Another parking garage entrance will be on your right.


  • The Quantico Base Library is an HQMC-MCCS Library located within the Gen. Alfred M. Gray Marine Corps Research Center (GRC).
  • Parking is available in the garage across the street.
  • Anyone is welcome to visit the Library, but only registered patrons can borrow materials.
  • The MCU Research Library, co-located in the GRC, is the academic library of Marine Corps University.
  • Both Libraries, along with a Virtual Branch that manages library systems, databases and websites, comprise the Library of the Marine Corps (LOMC).


  • The Libraries are open according to the times listed on their respective home pages. They are closed on all Federal holidays.
  • Unscheduled closings due to inclement weather or other unforeseen circumstances will be posted at the front entrances to the GRC, on individual Library websites, and social media outlets.


The following are eligible to apply for a Quantico Base Library account:

  • Military ID and DoD card holders: Active Duty, local Reserve, local Retired Military, Family members whose Sponsor is Active Duty, local Reserve, or local Retired Military, Marine Corps DoD Civilians assigned to MCB Quantico as duty station. "Local" means you must reside within a 50-mile radius of MCB Quantico.

  • Government contractors can register and checkout materials. Must provide letter from their COR stating that Library use is necessary in order to accomplish their statement of work.

  • Family members of DoD civilians, and civilians that do not hold a Military/DoD ID card are NOT authorized to obtain a Library card.


How to Register

  • Library cards must be applied for in person. 

  • Valid Military/DoD ID card must be shown at the time of registration.

  • Minors applying for a Library card must have a parent or guardian (a/k/a "sponsor") with valid Military/DoD ID card present at time of registration.

  • The Sponsor is responsible for all materials checked out by their family members.

  • Lost or stolen Library cards should be reported immediately, so that the account can be deactivated.

  • Accounts cannot be shared. Each family member, except for minors under 15, must apply for their own account.


Loan Periods

  • 30 items for 30 days.

  • Reference, Rare Books and Library Special Collections cannot be checked out and must be used inside the Library.

  • Patrons are financially responsible for lost or damaged items. Please contact the Circulation Desk for more information.


  • Renew once via phone or online.

  • Additional renewals must be done in person at the Library, with the items to be renewed presented.

  • If an item has been placed on hold, the item cannot be renewed and must be returned when requested by Library staff.


  • Holds can be placed on items that are checked out by another patron.

  • Holds can be placed by calling or visiting the Quantico Base Library circulation desks. Holds cannot be placed online.

  • If an item has been placed on hold, the item cannot be renewed and must be returned when requested by Library staff.

Online Account Access

Overdue/Lost Items

  • Borrowing privileges will be suspended until overdue or lost items are returned.


  • Return books inside at the Base Library circulation desk, or in the blue drop box located near the GRC parking garage.

  • Audio/Visual items (DVDs, CDs, Playaways) must be returned to one of the Circulation Desks Please do not deposit these items into the outside drop box. Heat, rain, and cold can cause damage to these items. 


  • PCS - Check with Circulation Desk to ensure no items remain outstanding on either your own, or your family members', library accounts.
  • Quantico Base Library materials cannot be returned to other MCCS libraries - we use different library systems.


  • Children under 10 years of age must be supervised by a parent or guardian and should not be left unattended. The Library staff does not serve in loco parenti, that is, in place of parents.
  • Children must use the resources in the Quantico Base Library. The Academic Library side is reserved for adults to study and conduct research.
  • The Base Library offers numerous events for children including regularly scheduled story-time sessions, MakerSpace, and other programs.
  • Parents and guardians are responsible for determining which library materials and services are appropriate for their children to access. Although the Library does not employ internet filtering software, it has installed a special family-friendly page on the family library computers to assist parents in guiding their children's internet use.
  • The Quantico Base Library follows the American Library Association's Library Bill of Rights and Freedom to Read Statement.


NOTE: Library staff members are NOT authorized to assist patrons with troubleshooting their personal electronic equipment.



  • Patrons must sign in and present a current Military or DoD ID card.

  • Children must use computers on Base Library side.

  • Computers are available on a first-come first-served basis.

  • Please do not "camp out" at the scanner station, unless your visit involves a lot of scanning.

  • Printing limited to 25 pages per day per patron.

  • No memory sticks, USB drives, thumb drives or flash cards may be connected to any Library computer (per MCEN 293-08).

  • The Library complies with Marine Corps Bulletin 2010, which provides for monitoring of network traffic and outlines permissible and prohibited uses of the internet from government computers. When violations of this policy are observed by Library staff, they are reported to Command authorities.


  • Copiers are available.

  • Copier use is limited to reproducing materials from Library collections and is subject to copyright laws.

  • Patrons may not use the copiers for personal use, i.e., to copy service records books or personal papers, etc.



  • Headphones are available at the Circulation Desk for onsite use only.
  • Headphones are required for online training and other computer use that requires sound, so as not to disturb other patrons.


  • Interlibrary Loan services are not available for Quantico Base Library patrons.


  • Connect to MCCS_Wifi
  • WiFi may be shut down due to special events in the GRC Conference Center. Notices will be posted ahead of time at the circulation desk and on social media.


  • Contact us at (703) 784-4348.
  • We make every attempt to notify patrons who forget their Military/DoD ID or Library cards. Unclaimed Military IDs are returned to the DEERS office to be destroyed.
  • Other unclaimed items are disposed of after 90 days. Food and documents containing PII are disposed of daily.


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Social Media

All important Base Library updates, closings, and other notifications will be posted on our social media accounts and on our website.

About Quantico Base Library

The Quantico Base Library provides educational, cultural, technical, informational, and recreational library needs for military personnel and their family members stationed at Quantico, civilian employees of the Base, and retirees living in the local area. The library helps its users meet educational requirements to improve job performance and increase chances for promotion for military and civilians; enhance school performance of family members, develop reading and learning skills for children, youth and young adults, and support recreational needs of users of all ages.

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