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Between Session Hours: December 21 – January 12

December 17, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Library Hours: December 21 - January 12

The Library will be closed

  • December 21 – January 6
  • January 10-12

and will resume regular semester hours, Monday, January 13th. Library staff will still be around to assist during the closures! Please call us at x210 or email

To help students prepare for the spring semester, we will have limited hours during Convocation Week (January 7-9). The Learning Commons, main floor, will be open but the Library, upstairs, will be closed to the public. Computers, printing, and Spring 2020 validation stickers will be available.

You can view our library calendar at: [New Window].

Happy Holidays!

December 18th: Goodbye Hawaiʻi Voyager Catalog

December 5, 2019 by Wayde Oshiro | 0 comments

On December 18, 2019, the University of Hawaiʻi System Libraries will retire Hawaiʻi Voyager, our online catalog and library management system since 2000. Technology has advanced in the last 19 years and it is now time to bid farewell to our reliable but dated catalog and back-end system.

image of hawaii voyager online catalog basic search screen

Hawaii Voyager Online Catalog Basic Search

The Hawaiʻi Voyager online catalog will be replaced by a cloud-based discovery platform called Primo that will offer users single-point access to most of the library’s print and electronic resources. Primo will look familiar to you if you have used the search box on our library homepage. We have offered a version of Primo called OneSearch since 2016.

Library Homepage Search Box

Library homepage OneSearch search box

One Search search page

OneSearch search page

The new Primo will have a similar look and functionality to OneSearch, but there will be some differences in the terminology used and the placement of menu items and functions. While Leeward has the ability to customize the search interface, we are coordinating with the other UH Libraries to define a standard for a basic look and feel for Primo across the UH system.

With Primo, users will be able to search for physical and electronic books, journals, videos and more from a single search portal. Most users of the Voyager online catalog will not have to do anything to prepare for the migration. All patron information, loaned items, and fines/fees will migrate to the new system. An exception to this is if you use the My List function in Voyager. Personal lists of items will not migrate to Primo. Please export your lists by December 16.

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Sample Voyager My List


The library will provide additional updates as we draw closer to the December 18th migration. Librarians and staff will offer workshops and develop guides and other resources to assist you with this transition. Please feel free to contact me with questions and feedback. Contact Wayde Oshiro, Head Librarian, email at

December 9, 2019
by Jason Yamashita

Main Entrance Display: The Global Gourmet

This holiday season, try a new recipe from around the world!

The Library has a vast collection of cookbooks on the upper level in both the General Collection and, for local and regional recipes, the Hawaiian/Pacific Collection. Please refer to the following range of call numbers: TX700 – TX899.

Our main entrance display showcases just a few of these titles including e-books that you may access remotely through the Library catalog [New Window].

Happy Holidays, Happy New Year, and Happy Eating!

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PROCAFFEINATING: Dec 9-12 (Mon-Thu), 5pm

December 2, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Finals Countdown: Free Coffee Dec 9-12, 5pm

Dates: December 9-12 (Monday-Thursday)
Time: 5pm
Location: Kapunawai Room

Finals Countdown [New Window], Week 2: December 9-12

We’ll be offering FREE KiMOBEAN coffee to students in Kapunawai at 5pm, while supplies last!

Coffee is funded by Student Government. Students must show their Leeward ID with the Fall 2019 validation sticker. Please pass this on to your students! Mahalo!

BYOL and a Movie: Wed, Dec 11th, Noon

December 2, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Finals Countdown Event: Bring Your Own Lunch and a Movie

Event: BYOL and a Movie
Date: Wednesday, December 11
Time: Noon
Location: Kapunawai Room

During the 2nd week of Finals Countdown [New Window], we will be showing Lady Bird [New Window] in Kapunawai: Wednesday, December 11th, noon, and encourage attendees to bring their own lunches. Please spread the word to your students!

Directed by Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird (2017) was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 2 Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The film is a coming-of-age comedy about a teenager (Saoirse Ronan) and her issues with her mother (Laurie Metcalf) during her senior year of high school.

We will also be hosting a raffle for student attendees! Mahalo to Jason Barron, Hot Dog Hawaiʻi (Library Concourse), for the hot dog donations!

  • 1st Prize: Leeward CC logo lunch bag + voucher for one free hot dog
  • 2nd Prize: Voucher for one free hot dog

December 2, 2019
by Jason Yamashita

Upper Level Display: Job and Career Preparation Resources

Located near the Reference Desk on the Library’s upper level is a display of selected books to support your work and career goals. Check out the assortment of e-book titles with QR codes for access. More digital reads are available in the Job and Career Preparation sub-collection  [New Window] in OverDrive.

The display includes new print book titles:

  • Careers: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your Future
  • Switchers: How Smart Professionals Change Careers and Seize Success
  • The Career Manifesto: Discover Your Calling and Create an Extraordinary Life

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Library Closure (Nov 28 – Dec 1) & Extended Hours (Dec 2-20)

November 26, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Thanksgiving Closure: November 28-December 1

Just a reminder: We’ll be closed November 28 – December 1 (Thursday – Sunday). Although we will be closed Friday, November 29th, staff will still be around to assist! Please call x210 or email

Hope everyone enjoys the Thanksgiving weekend!


Fall 2019 Library Extended Hours

Finals Countdown [New Window] begins next week! Please promote our extended hours and evening activities to your students!

Fall 2019 Library Extended Hours
December 2-20

Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 9pm
Friday 7:30am – 6pm

We’ll be hosting de-stressing activities and offer snacks in Kapunawai:

Monday – Thursday

Snacks are funded Student Government–validated Leeward ID required.

View our Finals Countdown event schedules at [New Window].

Grateful for…New OverDrive Reads!

November 26, 2019 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Although the library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, consider remotely borrowing a digital book this Thanksgiving weekend.

These new e-book titles below have been added to our OverDrive collection [New Window]. Click on the book cover image to access in OverDrive.

The Power of Nunchi book cover On Fire book cover The Crying Book book cover Girl, Woman, Other book cover Ordinary Girls book cover Represent book cover Meet the Candidates 2020: Elizabeth Warren book cover Meet the Candidates 2020: Pete Buttigieg book cover Meet the Candidates 2020: Joe Biden Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution book cover The Truths We Hold book cover The War on Normal People book cover United book cover Joe Biden book cover Elizabeth Warren book cover

Explore a wonderland of reading on OverDrive [New Window]!

Hānai iā Leeward Thanksgiving Food Drive ends this Friday!

November 18, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Hānai iā Leeward Thanksgiving Food Drive

Our Thanksgiving food drive for Hānai iā Leeward ends this Friday–November 22nd! Please help us restock our school’s pantry. The donation bin is at the Learning Commons’ main entrance.

If you have any questions, please contact our circulation desk (x210 or

For more information about Hānai iā Leeward, please visit their web page at [New Window].

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