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Compton Library

Library Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 12 pm - 8 pm
  • Wednesday 12 pm - 8 pm
  • Thursday 10 am - 6 pm
  • Friday 10 am - 6 pm
  • Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
  • Sunday Closed

Holiday Closures

Get to Know This Library

About Compton Library

About Compton Library

Our Services

Our Services

  • Photocopier
  • In-person and telephone research assistance
  • Los Angeles County Law Library resources including access to the Westlaw & Loislaw databases

Children's Services

Teen Services

Our Computers

Our Computers

  • Public Computers: 14
  • Children's Computers: 4
  • Teen Computers: 2
  • Laptop & Hotspot Kits: 28
  • Express Computers: 8
  • Early Learning Computers: 4

Our Community

Friends of the Library

Friends of the Library a volunteer-run organization that supports the library and library events

Friends of the Library provides the following services to support the library.

  • Friends of the Library Book Sale

Library History

Compton Library branch of the Los Angeles County Free library opened its doors in July of 1913, the 11th branch of today’s LA County Library.

The library was located in a storefront building near Main and Tamarind Streets and was later moved to the Compton Union High School at 212 S Acacia Street.

In 1925 a separate building was erected in the City Hall Park at 123 W Almond Street, where it remained until 1974, when the current facility was dedicated at 240 W Compton Boulevard.

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