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Compton College / Library-Student Success Center

Library-Student Success Center (L-SSC)

Please note:

  • Compton College is closed through June 12, 2020. Only essential personnel are allowed on campus, as scheduled.
  • Alternative academic instruction will continue through the remainder of the spring 2020 semester.
  • Visit the Compton College COVID-19 webpage for more information.

Located on the first floor of the 45,000-square-foot Library-Student Success Center building, the Library provides print, audiovisual, multimedia and digital resources, research assistance, library tours and instruction orientations, and access to 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 is located on the second floor, where students have access to four drop-in tutorial centers: Academic Tutoring, the Writing Center, Math & Science Center, and Reading Success Center. The Student Success Center also offers a Supplemental Instruction 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.


During the campus closure, the Library's resources and research services will remain available to students and faculty through online delivery. Check back here for updates!


Digital books and periodicals are available through the following collections:

A username and password is required to access digital resources off campus. Request these from your instructor or by emailing library@compton.edu.

The following publishers are also providing free eBook access during institutional closures nationwide. Please visit their pages for details.

Direct your questions to library@compton.edu for help at any time. 

research help

Need help finding a book, article, or website? Have a research question about an assignment? Ask a librarian!
Librarians are available during specified hours below to answer questions online via Cranium Cafe.


Ask a librarian for research help through chat, video, or phone during the following Library hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

To start chatting with a librarian, select "Knock on Door" below. If no librarians are currently online, select "Send Offline Message" to email us directly. You will be prompted to log-in with your MyCompton account. 

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Andree B Valdry

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Charles Hobbs

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Lynn Chung

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Nenita B Buenaventura

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Estina A Pratt

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Anita Y Colby

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Karen Vogel

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Anamaria Bermeo

Anytime Help

Get research help anytime by emailing library@compton.edu.

Thank you for continuing to consider Compton College Library for your research needs. We welcome inquiry and exploration!

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