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Fall 2018 Library Services

August 21, 2018 by An Hollowell | 0 comments

Welcome to Fall 2018!

Here’s a brief update on our library services this semester:

NEW Fall 2018 Library Hours

Fall 2018 Library Hours

Fall 2018 Library Hours
August 20 – December 14

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Our cashier hours for library fines and fees [New Window] are:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Student ID Card Validation

ID Card Validation

Current Leeward CC students can get their IDs validated at the circulation desk–located near the main entrance of the Learning Commons.


Computer Time Limits

The library has implemented LibData, a computer time and wait list management software, on the public computers.

  • Patrons will need to log in with their UH ID number.
  • Guests may request temporary passwords to log in to the public access computers.
  • Except for public access computers, the time limit is 3 hours.
  • Patrons may renew their times if there are other computers available for incoming patrons.

Please ask the circulation desk staff if you have any questions.


Course Reserves

If you are interested in adding your course materials to our library reserve shelf [New Window], please fill out our course reserve request form [New Window]. For more information, contact us at x210 or .

Hope everyone has a great semester!

New OverDrive Course Reserve Titles – August 2018

August 20, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

These electronic book titles have been added to the OverDrive database [New Window].

If you are interested in any of these titles below, click on the image to access the e-book’s Hawai’i Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive [New Window].

Dawn ebook cover The Case for Satan ebook cover Piercing ebook cover Like Water for Chocolate ebook cover The Romance of Tristan and Iseult ebook cover Love and Responsibility ebook cover Dismembering Lahui ebook cover

NEW Fall Hours!

August 14, 2018 by An Hollowell | 0 comments

Fall 2018 Library Hours

Fall 2018 Library Hours
Monday, August 20 – Friday, December 14

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

What’s new about our fall hours? Based on feedback from our students, this fall semester we will remain open until 6:00 p.m. on Fridays!

Don’t forget . . .

August 14, 2018 by An Hollowell | 0 comments

Add Course Materials to Library Reserve Shelf

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If you would like to add your course materials to our library reserve shelf, please fill out our online request form [New Window].

Library Closure: August 11-19

August 11-19 Library Hours

The library may be closed this week but the library staff are still here! Please contact us directly. Click here for library faculty and staff directory [New Window].

We will reopen Monday, August 20th, the first day of the Fall 2018 semester! Click here to visit our library calendar [New Window].

August 6, 2018
by Kale Kingsbury

Course Reserve Services Available for Fall

Aloha Leeward CC Faculty!

We hope you all had a great summer!  With the new academic year almost here, we’d like to remind you of the Library’s Course Reserve service! If you would like to place a Leeward CC Library item or a personal copy of your course’s required and/or supplemental text on Reserve for the Fall 2018 and/or Spring 2019 semester, you can fill out our easy online request form [New Window].  Our Course Reserve procedures [New Window] are available if you would like more information about this service.

Course Reserves are an incredible benefit to offer to your students, as it makes texts readily available for them to borrow from the Library.  Items on Reserve can be checked out for either a 3-hour or 3-day loan period (which you can specify when you fill out the form) depending on the need, purpose, or anticipated demand for the item.

Students who utilize Course Reserves have consistently been very appreciative of the service, and find that it affords them the opportunity to further hone their study and research skills, improve their understanding of course topics, and provides access to titles that may not be available at the Bookstore or online.

We look forward to working with all of you in the coming semester!

2018 Library User Survey Results

July 20, 2018 by An Hollowell | 0 comments

Mahalo to those who participated in our Annual Library User Survey [New Window] which was conducted April 9-22, 2018.  We went entirely paperless! Links to the survey were made available on our library website, National Library Week LibGuide, library blog, and on our iPad stands [New Window] located in the 2nd floor Learning Commons and the 3rd floor library area. A total of 81 survey responses were collected from students, faculty, and staff. Below is a brief recap of the results.

Survey Findings


2018 Annual Survey Demographic

  • 54 respondents were students, 27 were faculty and staff.
  • 64.8% of students classified themselves as full-time, 35.2% classified as part-time
  • 85% of all respondents selected the Pearl City campus as their main location
  • 46.3% of students said they visited the library 4 or more times a week
  • 48.1% of faculty and staff said they visited the library 1-2 times a month

Primary Uses of the Library

Student respondents primarily used the library to study or use/borrow the computers, laptops, or iPads. Faculty and staff respondents primarily used the library to meet and collaborate with the librarians and borrow books and other materials.

Library Hours

94.8% of respondents were satisfied with the library’s hours.

  • 92.3% of students agreed they were satisfied with the library’s hours
  • 100% of faculty and staff agreed they were satisfied with the library’s hours

Library’s Physical Space


97.9% of respondents felt comfortable in the library.

Students Faculty & Staff
1st Floor – Learning Commons 98% 95.2%
2nd Floor – Library 98% 100%

Most of the student respondents were equally comfortable on the 1st Floor – Learning Commons and 2nd Floor – Library while the faculty and staff preferred the 2nd floor – Library than the 1st Floor – Learning Commons.

Environment (Space, Noise, & Lighting)

95.8% of respondents thought the library was conducive to learning.

Students Faculty & Staff
1st Floor – Learning Commons 90% 95.2%
2nd Floor – Library 100% 100%

Study Areas

Student respondents were generally satisfied with the study areas.

  • 94.1% were satisfied with study areas in the 1st Floor – Learning Commons
  • 100% were satisfied with the study areas in the 2nd Floor – Library

Services & Resources

Students Faculty & Staff
Enough Books for Course(s) 97.5% 93.3%
Availability of Computers, Laptops, & iPads (student responses only) 100% N/A
Computer Resources Contributing to Student Success 100% 100%
Library Website – Usefulness 98% 92.6%
Enough Articles for Course(s) 97.9% 88.9%
Library Instruction Sessions – Increased Students’ Ability to Research and use Library Resources 100% 100%
Library Staff – Guiding Patrons to Relevant Resources 98% 100%

Overall Satisfaction of Library Services & Resources

97.5% of respondents were generally satisfied with the services, resources, and support provided by the library.

A few comments on what patrons like about Leeward CC Library:

“The availability of computers, the group study rooms, and also the newspaper and magazines. I also like the changing books and themes as I walk in, the glass cases are always full of interesting things.”

“Ease of working with librarians, scheduling class sessions.”

“Everything for student’s academic success is located in one area. Also there so many great resources in there.”

“Quietness to do my research (2nd floor); catching up on my reading (magazines); entry door displays; Hawaiian/Pacific section; KimoBean; available resources; bestseller novels; popular DVDs available for viewing.”

“Service-oriented. Many practical services, events, displays, flyers, activities to help students be engaged and interested and to help them grow increasingly more knowledgeable about how to use all the available resources.”

Suggestions for improvement include:

  • Longer, more varied hours including weekends
  • More computer and group study areas
  • More desk space for studying
  • Improving access: wider stairway entrances to 3rd floor and better elevator access
  • More books and access to resources
  • More programming: events, library tours, workshops, etc.

View the full report and survey comments here [New Window].

Annual School Supply Drive for Homeless Keiki – Mahalo!

July 17, 2018 by An Hollowell | 0 comments

2018 Annual School Supply Drive

Mahalo for your generous donations to the Annual School Supply Drive [New Window] ! The drive ended Monday, July 16th.

Donations will be delivered to the Aloha United Way office where volunteers will pack school supply kits to be distributed by the Department of Education. Click here to volunteer for Hawaii Cares School Supplies Packing Day [New Window], Saturday, July 28th, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

New Resource: Academic Video Online (AVON)

July 10, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Looking for something new to watch this summer?  The library has you covered.  Check out our latest streaming video collection, Academic Video Online (AVON) [New Window].

With more than 64,000 video titles covering a wide range of subjects, you are sure to find something that piques your interest.

AVON screenshot

Want to check out our other video collections?   Click on the Find Videos button (circled in red in the picture below) on the library’s website [New Window]:

Library website

This will take you to our full list of streaming video collections.  Click on the title of the collection to access the videos.

Streaming video collections

If you have questions about AVON or our other streaming video collections, please contact the Reference Desk at or (808) 455-0379.  Happy viewing!

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