Library-Student Success Center (L-SSC)
Compton College is Open!
We're here to help you create your success story!
- Virtual and in-person enrollment services (counseling, financial aid, registration, support services/resources and programs) are available. Stop by Tartar Village, Room 5. Appointments are not required.
- The Library, Everytable Cafeteria, Bookstore, and Student Health Center are all open to current students. The Student Success Center welcomes walk-ins but appointments are recommended.
- Classes are available online and in-person. Please refer to the schedule of classes for details.
- Community members may use the track Monday-Friday, 4:00-9:00 a.m.
Please remember to follow these health and safety protocols:
- All individuals, regardless of vaccination status, must wear a mask at all times when indoors and in the presence of others, except when actively eating or drinking, preferably outdoors.
- Students, please refer to the Student Information and Communications webpage for current Entry to Campus Protocol.
- Employees, please refer to the Employee Entry to Campus Info webpage for current Entry to Campus Protocol.
Located on the first floor of the 45,000-square-foot Library-Student Success Center (L-SSC) building, the Library provides print, audiovisual, multimedia and digital resources, research assistance, library tours and instruction orientations, and group study rooms. Supplemental research services include standalone library workshops and one-on-one research consultations with a librarian at the Reference Desk. WiFi and multiple outlets are available inside the Library and throughout the L-SSC building.
The Student Success Center (SSC) is located on the second floor, where students have access to three drop-in tutorial centers: Academic Tutoring, the Reading/Writing Center, and the Math & Science Center. The Student Success Center also offers an Embedded Coach program, directed learning activities (DLAs), academic skills workshops (including Microsoft programs training), peer-led tutoring, and group study rooms. The multidisciplinary Computer Lab features 100 new computers with a variety of academic software for students to utilize for computer-aided learning, word processing and research.
The Library welcomes students, faculty, and staff on campus. Visitors must wear masks at all times and practice safe social distancing inside the Library. Please review Library Conduct for complete Library policies.
NEW! Research Paper Boot Camp
Want to brush up on MLA/APA formatting, grammar, or online research skills? Join the Spring 2022 Research Paper Bootcamp!
Attend two workshops between May 23-June 3 and complete the Research Bootcamp Survey to receive your Bootcamp Certificate and a $25 Uber Eats gift card!
NEW! Library Student Satisfaction Survey
Compton College Library invites you to share your experience using the Library by
completing a brief anonymous survey online!
NEW! On-Campus Library Services
On-campus Library services are available!
Library services may also be reserved ahead online or by phone!
Click on Book a Study Room to reserve one of six Library study rooms.
To claim your study room, go to the Circulation Desk inside the Library to verify your booking.
For assistance reserving Library services, contact us through chat or email. You may also call the Circulation Desk (310) 900-1600, ext. 2175 or the Reference Desk (310) 900-1600, ext. 2179 during building hours.
NEW! Return Library Materials
Items checked out from the Library may now be returned on campus.
NOTE: Laptops should be returned to Campus Police (located at campus entrance).
NEW! Films On Demand
The Library now offers streaming video collections through Films On Demand! Films On Demand (FOD) provides over 48,000 full-length instructional and accessible films, documentaries, and video clips. For access to these collections off-campus or from a personal device, log in with Facts On File database username and password. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or Ask a Librarian for database passwords.
To view all available FOD video collections, visit the Films On Demand homepage.
Visit the Library Resources page 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.
Log-in to your Canvas 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, contact LChung@compton.edu or CHobbs@compton.edu.
Ask library staff for help during the following Library hours:
SPRING SEMESTER 2022 (February 14-June 10)
- Monday-Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Saturday: CLOSED
- Sunday: CLOSED
Online Chat Hours
- Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
- Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Sunday: CLOSED
Circulation Desk: (310) 900-1600 ext. 2175 Reference Desk: (310) 900-1600 ext. 2179
CLOSED the following holidays: February 21 (Washington's Day), April 9-15 (Spring
Recess), May 30 (Memorial Day).
Hours for winter and summer session subject to change.
To start chatting, select "Knock on Door" below. 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? Need the database passwords? Have a question about borrowing or returning calculators? Speak with a library staff member!
Want help navigating the databases? Trying to find a book? Searching for a scholarly, peer-reviewed source?
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Ask for help during or outside of Library hours by emailing Library@compton.edu. We will respond by the next business day.