Library News and Much More!

New OverDrive Reads

April 26, 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].

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Kanopy Expirations for June 2018

April 30, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Our licenses for the following Kanopy videos will expire on June 30, 2018:

If you are a faculty member and require any of these videos for your classes, please contact Wayde Oshiro (

Our complete list of licensed Kanopy videos may be accessed at this link: [New Window].

Changes Coming to JoVE Science Education

April 26, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

We hope you’ve enjoyed using JoVE Science Education videos [New Window] during the first year of our subscription. You’ll notice a few content changes for our second year, beginning around May 5, 2018:

Basic Biology Series  [New Window]
Adding: Essentials of Lab Safety
Continuing: General Laboratory Techniques
Continuing: Basic Methods in Cellular and Molecular Biology
Continuing: Essentials of Biology I: Yeast, Drosophila and C. Elegans
Discontinuing: Essentials of Biology II: Mouse, Zebrafish and Chick

Advanced Biology Series  [New Window]
Continuing: Essentials of Genetics
Continuing: Essentials of Cell Biology
Discontinuing: Essentials of Neuroscience
Discontinuing: Essentials of Developmental Biology

Chemistry Series  [New Window]
Adding: Essentials of General Chemistry
Adding: Essentials of Organic Chemistry
Adding: Essentials of Organic Chemistry II

Environmental Sciences Series  [New Window]
Discontinuing all

These changes were made based on our analysis of usage trends over the past year.

We know it can be difficult to tell which videos we have access to, and which we don’t (especially during this transition period). To access our subscription content, click on the Science Education box in the top right corner of the JoVE website. Any series marked with a green dot contains some subscription content.

Screenshot showing Science Education box selected and two series circled

Videos that we have full access to are marked as such:

Screenshot showing full access to video

You may also come across videos that are freely accessible:

Screenshot showing free access video

You will not be able to view more than 20 seconds of videos that are neither subscribed to, nor freely accessible:

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If you have any questions about JoVE Science Education, please contact Wayde Oshiro (

Dates to remember . . .

April 26, 2018 by An | 0 comments

Last day of Hawaii Food Bank Drive: Friday, May 4th

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Last day of Library Extended Hours: Friday, May 11th
Spring 2018 Library Extended Hours

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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We will be closed Saturday, May 12th – Sunday, May 20th
If you need assistance during this period, please contact us directly. For library faculty/staff directory, click here [New Window].

Finals Countdown – Happening Now!

April 24, 2018 by An | 0 comments

Library Services:

  • Extended Hours: April 23 – May 11
Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Activities in the Kapunawai Room
    • Monday – Thursday, 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
      • Adult Coloring Books
      • Aromatherapy
      • Games & Puzzles
      • Snacks
    • Movie & Popcorn Night
      • Thursday, May 3: 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

If you would like to hold a review session or office hours in the library April 23-May 11, please fill out this form [New Window] or contact Natalie Wahl ( or x673).

Services offered by The Writing Center:
Writing Center Flyer

For more information, visit our Finals Countdown page [New Window].

Library Student Focus Group : STUDENTS Lead Our Library!

April 16, 2018 by An | 0 comments

As part of our National Library Week 2018 celebration, the library staff hosted “STUDENTS Lead Our Library” Thursday, April 12th, 12:00 p.m. The purpose of this event was to gather live feedback from students on how to improve library services. Genesee Greco, library student worker, and An Hollowell, public services specialist, had a discussion with 8 student patrons who use the library regularly.


Overall, the students agreed that the library staff are easily approachable, put in their best effort to help, and are festive with the library displays. Library hours, computers, furniture, and study spaces were mentioned frequently during the discussion.

Library Hours

  • The students said they understood that we are a small campus/community college, not a 4-year university, and it was not necessary for us to have longer hours.
  • They were happy when we started extending hours until 8:00 p.m., Fall 2017. They said the 7:00 p.m. closings last year were too early.
  • We currently close at 4:30 p.m. on Fridays. A few students suggested we extend our Friday hours until 6:00 p.m. to allow them to use and return our laptops during Friday evening classes.


  • There are not enough PC/Windows computers.
  • One student asked if we could add more Mac computers.
  • The students feel sorry for the seniors who have to stand at our public access stations and suggested that the whole section/wall be designated for public access.
  • All the students agreed we need another computer lab on campus.
  • One student suggested opening up the MathLab as a campus computer lab.

Furniture & Study Spaces

  • The students like the layout of the Learning Commons. The office-style desk space provides them room to spread out.
  • The computer carrels in the 3rd floor library area are too small and do not provide enough work space. They suggested we replace them with desks similar to the office-style computer stations in the Learning Commons.
  • There are not enough tables and work space.
  • We need more bean bag chairs throughout the library!

Participants were offered pizza at the end of the session.

If you would like to provide feedback on our library services, please fill out our library survey. Our survey ends Sunday, April 22nd.


April 11, 2018
by Ralph Toyama

ProQuest Ebook Central Unavailable April 21 / Our E-book Collections

Ebook Central will be unavailable due to system maintenance on Saturday, April 21st, starting at 4:00 pm HST for approximately five hours. Many of the e-books you find while searching the Hawaiʻi Voyager online library catalog or the OneSearch multi-database search tool come from Ebook Central, and therefore will not be available during this period.

Ebook Central gives us access to electronic versions of over 150,000 books, which you can view online. Most of them can be downloaded to your computer or mobile device for 21 days. You can also print or save a limited portion of each book. You may be familiar with ebrary, the previous version of this service; they were acquired by ProQuest several years ago.

We also have e-books and e-book excerpts from EBSCO, OverDrive, Safari Books Online, Capstone Interactive Library, Credo Reference, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and others. Our e-book collections are available to Leeward CC students, staff, and faculty.

Some e-books have limits on how many people can view them at the same time. Typically, these are e-books that we have added to our packaged collections to address specific needs. The pricing for such e-book titles often constrains us to more limited access terms.

For faculty, linking to e-books and articles in our online collections is an easy and legal way to distribute readings to your students. We have a guide on how to do this.

Ulukau: The Hawaiian Digital Library, is a freely-available collection of digitized dictionaries, books, newspapers, genealogical indexes, and curriculum resources in the Hawaiian and English languages.

Finals Countdown is NEXT WEEK!

April 11, 2018 by An | 0 comments

Spr18 FC Flyer

Finals Countdown is NEXT WEEK!

The Library, the Learning Resource Center, and the Writing Center will host extended hours, tutoring workshops, faculty review sessions and office hours, de-stressing activities, and offer study snacks! Please promote our event to your students.

Library Extended Hours
April 23 – May 11

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

If you would like to hold a review session or office hours in the library April 23-May 11, please fill out this form [New Window] or contact Natalie Wahl ( or x673).

For more information, visit our Finals Countdown page [New Window].

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