Veterans Resources Center

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VRC at MPLThe Veterans Resource Center at the Monrovia Public Library is dedicated to assisting local veterans and their families by connecting them to benefits and resources they have earned through their years of service.

Call to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a CalVet-trained volunteer or drop by and check out the variety of resources available to service members and their families.

The Veterans Resource Center is located inside the library near the magazine section. For more information on the Veteran's Resource Center, please contact Mabel Cross at 626-256-8294 or e-mail


Veterans Service Officer On-Site: Mondays from 10am-4pm by Appointment Only

A Veterans Service Officer (VSO) is now available on-site Mondays from 10am-4pm by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 626-256-8294. The VSO is able to provide assistance to veterans and their families in preparing and submitting claims and in representing claimants before the federal, state, and local agencies providing veterans benefits. The VSO may be able to assist with the following items:

  • Service Connected Disability Compensation
  • Non-Service Connected Disability Pension/Aid Education benefits
  • Veteran Designation on California Driver License and ID Card
  • Life Insurance
  • Healthcare benefits
  • CalVet Home loans and VA loan guarantee benefits
  • California College tuition fee waivers
  • Burial benefits
  • Upgrading discharges that are less than Honorable

To learn more, follow this link.


Veterans & the 2020 Census

The United States Census Bureau believes veterans participating in the 2020 Census is critical to helping plan and fund government programs that provide assistance or services for veterans. This data also helps evaluate other government programs and policies to ensure they fairly and equitably serve the needs of veterans. Your participation matters.

To learn more, please visit their site for veterans.


Veterans History Project

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The United States Congress created the Veterans History Project (VHP) in 2000 as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. VHP’s mission is to collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal accounts of American war veterans so that future generations may hear directly from veterans and better understand the realities of war.

To learn more about the Monrovia Public Library's participation in this project or to share your story, contact Mabel Cross at 626-256-8294 or e-mail

Monrovia Public Library Veterans History Project Youtube Channel

Online Resources  for Veterans

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Brainfuse VetNow - Connect with an expert in real time to learn more about  eligible VA benefits and community resources. 


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If you are a service member in crisis or know a service member who is, confidential support at Veterans Crisis Line is only a phone call, click or text away - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

Call 800-273- TALK (8255) and press 1 or text 838255.


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This site provides a safe space for Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma to share their stories. They describe the challenges they faced and how their lives were affected. Eventually, these men and women reached out for support. Hear how they were able to get on the road to recovery.

 To learn more, visit Make the Connection for additional resources and how to find local support.




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The Veterans Resource Center at the Monrovia Public Library is established through a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, California State Veterans Administration (CALVET), and administered in California by the State Librarian.

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