Emily B. Hart-Holifield Library

Welcome to the Emily B. Hart-Holifield Library!

We're here to help you create your success story.

The Emily B. Hart-Holifield Library is located on the first floor of the 45,000-square-foot Library-Student Success Center (L-SSC) building, and invites Compton College students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community to explore our resources, facilities, and services. The Holifield Library offers print, audiovisual, multimedia, and digital resources for loan or in-library use. Research assistance and instruction is available through library tours, instruction orientations, workshops, and one-on-one research consultations with a librarian at the Reference Desk. Study rooms, tables, WiFi, and multiple outlets are available inside the Library and throughout the L-SSC building. 
Please review Library Conduct for complete Library policies.  

  • Contact Us

    On Campus

    We are located on the first floor of the L-SSC building.


    Circulation Desk: (310) 900-1600, ext. 2175
    Reference Desk: (310) 900-1600, ext. 2179




    Ask a Librarian
  • Library Hours

    Summer 2024: June 17 - August 8

    Library Operating Hours
    • Monday - Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Friday:, Saturday, Sunday: CLOSED
    CLOSED the following holidays:  
    • June 7-16 (Break)
    • Wednesday, June 19 (Juneteents)
    • Thursday, July 4 (Independence Day) 
    • August 9-26 (Break)
    Hours for winter and summer session subject to change.
  • Book Library Services
    On campus Library Services are available by walk-in or appointment:
    • Borrow books at the Circulation Desk;
    • Borrow course textbooks at the Circulation Desk;
    • Get library account help from library staff at the Circulation Desk;
    • Use copy machines (black and white copies 10 cents each; color copies 50 cents each);
    • Get research help from a librarian at the Reference Desk;
    • Use library facilities and materials.
    Book Library Services

    For assistance reserving Library services, Contact Us!
  • Book Study Room
    Reserve one of the six Library study rooms. Study room usage is limited to registered Compton College students. 
    • Limit three people per study room.
    • Study rooms available for up to two hours. Time may be extended if no reservations are made for the room afterwards.
    • No food or drink without a lid allowed.
    Book Study Room

    To claim your study room, go to the Circulation Desk inside the Library to verify your booking with your current Compton College student ID card. For assistance reserving a Library study room, Contact Us!
  • Return Library Materials
    Items checked out from the Library may be returned at the Circulation Desk located inside the Library.
    • Lost or damaged items will be charged the cost of item and replacement processing.
    • Student transcripts will be paused until charges are paid, and may impact ability to enroll in new classes.

Library Satisfaction Survey - Extended!

The Library invites your feedback to help us improve our resources and services! Our biannual survey has been extended and will be open until the start of the Fall 2024 semester.

This five-minute survey is anonymous..
Click on a link below to take the survey:
We appreciate your input to help the Library build better partnerships with you to support your success!

Library Resource Highlights

Streaming Video Collections

 The Library offers streaming video through the following collections:

  • JoVe - world-leading producer and provider of science videos with the mission to improve scientific research and education.
  • Films on Demand - provides over 48,000 full-length instructional and accessible films, documentaries, and video clips.
For access off-campus or from a personal device, log in with your MyCompton username and password. If you have questions or require assistance navigating these collections, Ask a Librarian for help!
View Collections

Canvas Library Resources Repository

Visit the Library Resources Repository to explore the Compton College librarian-curated repository of library research and information literacy resources, all within Canvas! Browse by subject type (e.g. Copyright & Plagiarism, Information Evaluation, Periodicals & Databases, et al.) or resource type (videos, handouts, and websites). Design and content are subject to ongoing evaluation to ensure and improve quality and accessibility, and may be modified, replaced, or removed without notice. 
Visit Repository

Log into Canvas with your MyCompton account and enter any course, then click on Library Resources on the course navigation menu to access this content. For more information about this resource, email LChung@compton.edu or CHobbs@compton.edu

Chat with Us!

To start chatting, look for a green light to see who's currently available online and select "Knock on Door." If no library staff are currently online, select "Send Offline Message" to email us directly. You will be prompted to log in with your MyCompton account. 


Looking for a textbook? Have a question about borrowing or returning calculators? Speak with a library staff member!

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Need help navigating the databases? Trying to find a book? Searching for a scholarly, peer-reviewed source? Speak with a librarian!

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We're Here to Help! Create Your Success Story at Compton College.

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