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Open to all staff, patients and their families, and local active-duty and retired military and their dependents.

Enjoy the Children's section, visitor computers and Wi-Fi, newspapers and magazines, popular fiction and nonfiction books and movies. See our  highlight collection for topics of particular interest to patients & families.

General Library customers can also borrow books, DVDs, and audiobooks.

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United Through Reading (UTR) is a program where service members can record themselves reading books to a child in their life. The library at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) now offers a space for UTR recordings.

  • Enjoy a private room to record your stories with a provided laptop and software.
  • Create a DVD or download a file that you can pass on to your loved ones.
  • UTR has provided an assortment of books in English and Spanish for you to choose from.
  • The library has a large collection of other books you can use or bring a family favorite from your own collection.

The library is here to help you create a cherished memory. Contact us to set up an appointment:

Call 619-532-7950 or email

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Hours & Contacts

Library Hours:

Monday-Friday: 7:30am - 3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

Closed Federal Holidays

After Hours Access

NMCSD staff with hospital badges (vice CACs) are allowed after-hours access to the Library for mission-related purposes by request to the Officer of the Day.

NMCSD staff who regularly need after-hours entry may apply in the Library for a keyless access card.


Call: 619.532.7950


Disclaimer: The appearance of external hyperlinks does not constitute endorsement by the United States Department of Defense of the linked web sites, or the information, products, or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities such as military exchanges and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) sites,the United States Department of Defense does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. All links are provided consistent with the mission of the NMCSD Library Services.