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Library-Student Success Center (L-SSC)

Please note:

  • Compton College  is closed through August 14, 2020. Only essential personnel are allowed on campus, as scheduled.
  • Alternative academic instruction will continue through the summer 2020 term.
  • 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 (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 four drop-in tutorial centers: Academic Tutoring, the Writing Center, Math & Science Center, and the 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.

Library - Student Success Center


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! 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! Summer 2020 Online Library Workshops

Library workshops will continue to be offered online during the summer session via Cranium Cafe Classrooms.
To attend a workshop, click on the date linked below. You will be prompted to log-in with your MyCompton account.

Library Workshop Schedule

Research Prep/Database Searching
Library Skills A-Z (Open Topic)

Additional workshops may be offered later.. Check here regularly 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.

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

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

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Closed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
  • Closed July 2 (Holiday)

Hours for summer and winter session subject to change.

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. We will respond by the next business day. 

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