Holifield Library

Welcome to the Holifield Library!

We're here to help you create your success story.

The Holifield Library is located on the first floor of the 45,000-square-foot Library-Student Success Center (L-SSC) building, and invites Compton College students, faculty, staff, and the surrounding community to explore our resources, facilities, and services. The Holifield Library offers print, audiovisual, multimedia, and digital resources for loan or in-library use. Research assistance and instruction is available through library tours, instruction orientations, workshops, and one-on-one research consultations with a librarian at the Reference Desk. Study rooms, tables, WiFi, and multiple outlets are available inside the Library and throughout the L-SSC building. 

Visitors must wear masks at all times and practice safe social distancing inside the Library.
Please review Library Conduct for complete Library policies.  

  • Contact Us

    On Campus

    We are located on the first floor of the L-SSC building.


    Circulation Desk: 310-900-1600, ext. 2175
    Reference Desk: 310-900-1600, ext. 2179




    Ask a Librarian
  • Library Hours

    Spring 2023: February 11-June 9

    Library Operating Hours
    • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
    • Saturday: 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
    • Sunday: CLOSED
    CLOSED the following holidays: May 29 (Memorial Day).
    Hours for winter and summer session subject to change.
  • Book Library Services
    On-campus Library Services are available by walk-in or appointment:
    • Borrow books at the Circulation Desk;
    • Borrow course textbooks at the Circulation Desk;
    • Get library account help from library staff at the Circulation Desk;
    • Use copy machines (black and white copies 10 cents each; color copies 50 cents each);
    • Get research help from a librarian at the Reference Desk;
    • Use Library facilities and materials, limit one person per table.
    Book Library Services

    For assistance reserving Library services, Contact Us!
  • Book Study Room
    Reserve one of the six Library study rooms. Study room usage is limited to registered Compton College students. 
    • Limit three people per study room.
    • Study rooms available for up to two hours. Time may be extended if no reservations are made for the room afterwards.
    • Masks required inside study rooms.
    • No food or drink without a lid allowed.
    Book Study Room

    To claim your study room, go to the Circulation Desk inside the Library to verify your booking with your current Compton College student ID card. For assistance reserving a Library study room, Contact Us!
  • Return Library Materials
    Items checked out from the Library may be returned at the Circulation Desk located inside the Library.
    • 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.
    NOTE: Laptops should be returned to Campus Police (located at campus entrance).

New at the Library

Library Satisfaction Survey

Compton College students, faculty, and staff are invited to provide feedback on the Library's resources, facilities, and services by completing an anonymous five-minute survey. Please provide your input to help us improve your experience at the Library!
Take Survey

Library Bookmark Design Contest: Winners Announced!

Thank you to all the students who entered, we loved seeing your creativity and intepretation of this year's theme! 
The Library is pleased to announce the winners of the 2023 Library Bookmark Design Contest!
  • 1st Place (61.5% of votes): Alexis Camacho Morales, winner of the Library's Choice Award
  • 2nd Place (15.4% of votes): Ana Cristina Angel
  • 3rd Place (13.5% of votes): Wendy Marina Juarez
  • 4th Place (5.8% of votes): Marque Anthony McCrady
  • 5th Place (3.8% of votes): Ivan Enrique Mendez de Leon
CONGRATULATIONS! All five designs will be printed, displayed, and distributed at the Library in the coming weeks. Visit us to pick up your favorite bookmark!

How to Claim Prizes

Winners will receive an email to their Compton College email account with instructions for prize pickup. 
Prizes may be claimed until May 27. No shows forfeit prizes.

Questions about claiming prizes may be directed to LChung@compton.edu. 

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 the Library or Ask a Librarian for database passwords. 
View Collections

Canvas Library Resources Repository

Visit the Library Resources Repository 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. 
Visit Repository

Log-in to Canvas with your MyCompton 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, email LChung@compton.edu or CHobbs@compton.edu

Chat with Us!

To start chatting, look for a green light to see who's currently available online and select "Knock on Door." If no library staff are currently online, select "Send Offline Message" to email us directly. You will be prompted to login 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!

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Want help navigating the databases? Trying to find a book? Searching for a scholarly, peer-reviewed source? Speak with a librarian!

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We're Here to Help! Create Your Success Story at Compton College.

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