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Library-Student Success Center (L-SSC)

Please note:

  • Compton College  is closed to the public until further notice. Only essential personnel are allowed on campus, as scheduled.
  • The majority of Compton College's Fall 2020 classes have transitioned online. Classes that can be held online will be online. There will be limited in-person labs on campus.
  • Student support services will remain online. The on-campus Student Health Center is open by appointment only.
  • Classes will remain online for Winter 2021.
  • Visit the Compton College COVID-19 webpage for more information.

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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.

Library - Student Success Center

AnnouncemenTS

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

NEW! LA County Library Digital Resources Presentation - September 23, 1-2 p.m.

Join guest librarian Oleg Kagan from LA County Library to learn how to access and use the FREE digital resources provided by LA County Library using a digital library card, including:

  • Kanopy - streaming movies, films and documentaries
  • Lynda - video courses on different subjects and software (e.g. Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, web design, video editing, et al.).,
  • Brainfuse - live tutoring, job interview coaching, and resume help
  • Hoopla - audiobooks, comics, graphic novels, and TV shows
  • OverDrive - eBooks and audiobooks
  • ...as well as databases, newspapers, magazines and more!

Live Q&A with Oleg is featured at the end of the session.
To attend this workshop, click on LA County Library Presentation - Zoom link.

Downloadable handouts:

NEW! Revised Loan Policy - Fees & Fines

  • Hold onto any items currently checked out from the Library until campus reopens and items can be safely returned.
    No late fees will be charged during the current campus closure.
  • 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.

NEW! Online Library Catalog

Our new library catalog, Primo, has replaced our Voyager catalog. Use Primo to search for and access ebooks and open source resources while the library is closed. If you need assistance using the catalog, please Ask a Librarian!

NEW! Fall 2020 Online Library Workshops

Library workshops will continue to be offered online during the Fall session via Cranium Cafe Classrooms. Each one-hour workshop covers a unique library research topic and offers one-on-one Q&A with a librarian. Register ahead or drop-in for a workshop to improve, expand, or just refresh your college-level research skills! A downloadable PDF of the workshop schedule is also available by clicking on Fall 2020 Workshop Flyer.

To attend a workshop, click on the date listed below. You will be prompted to log-in with your MyCompton account.

Library Workshop Schedule

Avoiding Plagiarism

MLA & APA Citation

Research Preparation

Exploring the Library Catalog

Popular vs. Scholarly Periodicals

Searching Databases

Evaluating Websites

Open Topic

Check here regularly for updates and newly added workshops!

LIBRARY RESOURCES

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, email Library@compton.edu or Ask a Librarian.

CHAT WITH US

Ask library staff for help through live chat, video, or phone during the following Library hours (August 24-December 11):

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: CLOSED

CLOSED the following holidays: September 7 (Labor Day), November 11 (Veteran's Day), November 26-27 (Thanksgiving)

Hours for summer and winter 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. 

Circulation Help

Looking for a reserve textbook? Need the database passwords? Have a question about borrowing or returning calculators?
Speak with a library staff member!

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Geraldine Luckey

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Moniroath Meas

Video chat on Cranium Cafe with Claudia Gomez

Research Help

Want help navigating the databases? Trying to find a book? Searching for a scholarly, peer-reviewed source?
Ask a Librarian for research help!

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 library help during or outside of Library hours by emailing Library@compton.edu. We will respond by the next business day. 

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