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FREE a Banned Book: September 24-28!

September 18, 2018 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

Leeward Library Banned Books Week 2018 Logo

What is Banned Books Week? [New Window]

Libraries are not immune from the pervasiveness of censorship.

In 1976, Steven Pico was one of five high school students who sued their school district for banning 11 books in their schools. The students claimed this violated their 1st Amendment rights. After six years, the Island Trees School District v. Pico (1982) Supreme Court case ruled that a school board should not be able to remove books because they did not approve of the books’ contents.

Inspired by this court ruling, the American Booksellers Association (ABA) displayed about 500 challenged books in padlocked metal cages at the 1982 BookExpo America trade show in Anaheim, California.

After the success of this display, ABA, the Office for Intellectual Freedom, and the National Association of College Stores launched The Banned Books Week initiative to promote awareness and engagement. The initiative took off and here we are today, celebrating Banned Books Week during the last week of September!

Learning Commons Banned Books Display

Join the many libraries across the country honoring intellectual freedom and your constitutional right to the written word. Please visit the Leeward Library’s displays on the lower and upper levels to bear witness to a selection of books that people around the world have requested removal from libraries. These books have been bound and labeled with a word, phrase, or quote showcasing reasons why they were challenged.

Have you read any of these books?

What do you think about the reasons why they were challenged?

How would you feel if your library banned a particular title?

We welcome you to explore your freedom to read and “FREE” a banned book by borrowing any of these titles. Books on display may be taken to the Circulation Desk and freed from their binding. Please see the Circulation Desk if interested in freeing a book from the enclosed display case at the library’s main entrance.

If you would like more information about Banned Books Week, protecting your freedom to read, and censorship, go to [New Window] and [New Window].

We DARE you to read a banned book!

 ~  Banned Books Week, September 24-28  ~


Database Trial: Mometrix eLibrary

September 17, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Thinking of applying for grad school, but dreading the GRE?  Studying for the NCLEX or Praxis?  Whether you need to resurrect long-forgotten math skills or prepare for a professional certification exam, the library’s newest trial may be of interest to you.

Mometrix eLibrary offers study guides and practice questions for many standardized exams, including Praxis, GRE, TOEFL, ACCUPLACER, NCLEX, CLEP, MCAT, GMAT, and more.

Study Guides menu:

Mometrix study guides screenshot

Sample study guide: TOEFL Secrets.

Mometrix TOEFL study guide screenshot

Practice Tests menu:

Mometrix practice tests screenshot

Sample practice test: GRE Verbal Reasoning.

Mometrix GRE practice test screenshot

Access the trial at: [New Window]
Password: LCC0525799

Trial runs through approximately 10/29/2018.

Your input strongly influences our purchasing decisions, so we appreciate your honest assessment.  After reviewing Mometrix eLibrary, please submit your feedback: [New Window].

September 7, 2018
by Ralph Toyama

Library Learning Series: Self Care

Library Learning Series and the Health and Wellness Committee are presenting a session on Self Care! Join a panel of experts on tai chi, meditation, and aromatherapy for this active session. Self care is an essential component of academic success, so join us to learn about great options to center your body, mind, and spirit.


  • Greg Walker – Tai Chi
  • Sunny Kharbanda – Meditation
  • An Hollowell – Aromatherapy

Open to all faculty, students, and staff. Thursday, September 13 from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Kapunawai Room, 2nd floor of the Learning Commons.

New Resource: Credo View

September 7, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

The library is pleased to introduce Credo View [New Window], a wonderful new resource to support information literacy.

Credo View provides streaming video content on a variety of information literacy topics.  The 60 brief videos are organized into 9 broad subject areas.  Most of the videos are around 2-3 minutes long, with closed captions and transcripts available.

Screenshot of Credo View menu

Primary and Secondary Research video screenshot

You can find Credo View in our A-Z Databases list [New Window].  If you need direct links to individual videos, or have any questions about Credo View, please contact Cheryl Urasaki (

September 2018 Best Sellers

September 5, 2018 by An Hollowell | 0 comments

Here’s what’s new in our Best Sellers collection:

Bird and the Blade Boying Up 9 Days and 9 Nights Emerald Sea Ever After Black Klansman Always Never Yours Between You and Me

Click on the book’s image to place a hold on it in our Voyager catalog! For instructions on placing a hold on a library item, click here [New Window].

If you are anticipating a new release or have a suggestion, please fill out our Best Sellers suggestion form [New Window]!

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

Library Computer Login Procedures
The library installed LibData, a computer time and wait list management software, on the public computers.

  • Students, faculty, and staff 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.
  • Time renewals will be allowed if there are other computers available for incoming patrons.

If you have any questions, ask the circulation desk staff.


Course Reserves

We are updating our course reserves! If you are interested in adding your course materials to our library reserve shelf [New Window], fill out our course reserve request form [New Window]. Contact the circulation desk at or x210 if you need assistance.

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].

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