March 24, 2020
by leewardlibrary

Changes to Library Operations

The Library has modified its services and service hours in response to the COVID-19 health crisis.

  • Service hours are 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday
  • Library and Learning Commons Study Areas and computer workstations are unavailable until further notice. Go to Uluwehi Cafe for study space.
  • Reference services, database access troubleshooting, and library account questions will be conducted via phone, email, or online chat
  • Book due dates are extended until May 15, 2020
  • Requesting books at other UH campus libraries is temporarily discontinued

Limited in-person service is available 10 AM to 12 PM, Monday through Friday. Service will be conducted through a passthrough at the front entrance. No entry into the Library and Learning Commons. In-person services include:

  • Extended Laptop Loans until May 15, 2020. Leeward students only. Photo ID required
  • Book paging and checkout
  • Course reserves (digitally scanned and emailed by staff)
  • Printing (submit the file to or via MobilePrint [New Window])

For updated Library and Learning Commons access and Library service changes, go to  [New Window]

Many of our information resources are online. These include research databases that allow you to search for and read magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, as well as e-books. We also have streaming video services. These resources are all available through the library’s website.[New Window]

Librarians are available for online chat help or Book a Librarian appointment via Zoom. Go to the library’s website [New Window] to chat or schedule your appointment

If you have difficulty accessing these online resources, please see the Database Access Help [New Window] page for troubleshooting instructions. Contact Ralph Toyama,, for additional assistance.

Hours and services are current as of March 24, 2020, and are subject to change at any time.

As we adjust to the bewildering changes of recent weeks, the Library remains committed to providing you and your students with the informational resources and services to support Leeward’s mission and our WIG – “keeping the students we have.”

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at or x378. Take care, everyone. We’re in this together!

Women’s History Month on OverDrive

March 17, 2020 by jasonty | 0 comments

March is Women’s History Month. Consider an e-book read from our OverDrive [New Window] collection of popular, best-selling titles.

Hawaii's Story By Hawaii's Queen book cover Insurrecto book cover Educated book cover Girl, Woman, Other book cover We Are Displaced book cover

Click on the book’s image above to access the e-book’s Primo record. In the record’s “View Online” section, the provided link will direct you to borrowing in OverDrive [New Window].

There are many more titles available…Take a look!

Additional e-book and digital resources [New Window]


New Online Journals

March 10, 2020 by urasakic | 0 comments

Leeward CC Library is pleased to announce that three of our former print subscriptions are now available online! These are accessible to all Leeward CC faculty, staff and students.  Click on the links or cover images to access the content.  Please note that if you are off campus, you may be prompted to enter your UH username and password.

Contemporary Pacific cover

The Contemporary Pacific

Published by UH Press, hosted by Project Muse

Volume 12, Number 1 (Spring 2000) – current

Description from the publisher: The Contemporary Pacific covers a wide range of disciplines with the aim of providing comprehensive coverage of contemporary developments in the entire Pacific Islands region and the global Pacific diaspora. It features refereed, readable articles that examine social, economic, political, ecological, literary, and cultural topics, along with political reviews, book and media reviews, resource reviews, and a dialogue section with interviews and short essays. Each issue highlights the work of one or more Pacific Islander artists.
Pacific Science cover

Pacific Science

Published by UH Press, hosted by Project Muse

Volume 55, Number 1 (January 2001) – current

Description from the publisher: The official journal of the Pacific Science Association. Appearing quarterly since 1947, Pacific Science is an international, multidisciplinary journal reporting research on the biological and physical sciences of the Pacific basin. It focuses on biogeography, ecology, evolution, geology and volcanology, oceanography, paleontology, and systematics. Manuscript submissions on topics such as Pacific biodiversity, conservation, and sustainability are also encouraged. In addition to publishing original research, the journal features review articles providing a synthesis of current knowledge.
Scientific American cover

Scientific American

January 2016 – current

Description from the publisher: Scientific American, the longest continuously published magazine in the U.S., has been bringing its readers unique insights about developments in science and technology for more than 170 years.

Discover additional titles, both print and online, via our Primo Journal Search.

Spring Break Hours: March 16-20

March 10, 2020 by An | 0 comments

Library Hours - Spring Break 2020

The library will have limited hours during Spring Break, March 16-20:

Tuesday 8am – 4pm
Wednesday 8am – 4pm
Thursday 8am – 4pm
Friday 8am – 4pm

We will be closed Monday, March 16th, for staff training. If you need assistance, please contact us by phone (x210) or email (

View our library calendar at [New Window].

Shakespeare Under Glass

March 2, 2020 by leewardlibrary | 0 comments

Shakespeare Under Glass Display

Please visit our newest exhibit, “Shakespeare Under Glass,” in the Leeward CC Library’s display case.  A joint effort of the Literature, History, and Theatre departments as well as the Leeward CC Library, this exhibit features replicas, images, and books about the life and times of William Shakespeare.  Anchoring this exhibit is the Leeward CC Library’s facsimile of Shakespeare’s First Folio, the first collection of Shakespeare’s plays bound in a single volume and without which we would not have such memorable works as Macbeth, The Tempest, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, and As You Like It, among others.  This exhibit will be on display from Tuesday, March 3 – Friday, April 10.  This is the third of four planned events in the Semester of Shakespeare 2020.  For a listing of all events in the series, please access the Semester of Shakespeare 2020 publicity poster [New Window].

~ Michael Oishi, Assistant Professor, Arts and Humanities

Library Hours: Spring Break (March 16-20)

March 1, 2020 by An | 0 comments

Library Hours - Spring Break 2020

The library will have limited hours during Spring Break, March 16-20:

Tuesday 8am – 4pm
Wednesday 8am – 4pm
Thursday 8am – 4pm
Friday 8am – 4pm

We will be closed Monday, March 16th, for staff training. If you need assistance, please contact us by phone (x210) or email (

View our library calendar at [New Window].

Blind Date with a Book: Thank you!

February 24, 2020 by An | 0 comments

Leeward CC Library's Blind Date with a Book logo

We would like to thank everyone for supporting our Blind Date with a Book activity [New Window]! We had to re-stock the display each week!

There are a few books left if you would like to snag a book date. Thursday, February 27th, will be the last day for this activity. Before you return your book date, please fill out the Rate Your Date slip (inserted inside of the book’s cover) so we can improve on our matchmaking skills!

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