COMPASS Digital Resources

COMPASS (Formerly K-12 Online Resources)

Every K-12 student in California's public and charter schools now has free access to three content resource databases. The California State Library partnered with Riverside County Office of Education to publish a Request for Proposals for this project. The $3 million-project is funded through public education dollars and is an ongoing project that is planned to last at least for 5 years.  The the three providers chosen are Encyclopedia Britannica, Gale, ProQuest, and  


Sign Up Process:

The team of online content providers is working together to provide access for the more than 1,100 school districts and 1,200 charter schools in California. For public school districts and charter schools, please provide the necessary technical information and insure your students and staff can access these materials when the school year for 2018-19.  To accomplish that just have your district or school tech director fill out this form.


Informational Content:

The California State Library's Online K-12 Content informational page answers further questions you may have.  Also, look for the latest information in K-12 Online Content eNewsletter. To subscribe, complete this form.

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