Library-Student Success Center (L-SSC)
- 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.
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.
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:
Live Q&A with Oleg is featured at the end of the session.
NEW! Revised Loan Policy - Fees & Fines
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
MLA & APA Citation
Exploring the Library Catalog
Popular vs. Scholarly Periodicals
Check here regularly for updates and newly added workshops!
Digital books and periodicals are available through the following collections:
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.
Looking for a reserve 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,
Ask a Librarian for research help!
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Get library help during or outside of Library hours by emailing Library@compton.edu. We will respond by the next business day.