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Featured New Books for February 2019

February 26, 2019 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Our February picks include the true story of the Maui plantation kids who became World War II-era champion swimmers; a Hawaiian-language edition of Harry Potter; and a book that’s perfect bathroom reading.  (Just kidding–please don’t read our books in the bathroom!)  Click on a cover image for details and availability.​​​

 The Big Necessity by Rose George  Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar  Heritage by Howard Bryant
 Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling Hawaiian edition  LikeWar by P.W. Singer  Three-Year Swim Club by Julie Checkoway
Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong Tatau: a History of Samoan Tattooing by Sean Mallon Hawaiian by Birth by Joy Schulz


Kapunawai hosts Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD) Display

February 13, 2019 by aapaikai | 0 comments

Leeward library is thrilled to be hosting a new exhibit on Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death (ROD) in Kapunawai for the Spring 2019 semester.  ROD was detected in 2014 within forests located on Hawaiʻi island. Since then, the fungal disease has rapidly spread, killing hundreds of thousands of trees and drastically impacting our native forests.  In May 2018, ROD was discovered on Kauaʻi, making it the second island in the archipelago to be plagued with the disease. (College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

This exhibit was developed by University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Science and Technology Department librarians and was on display at Hamilton Library in 2018.  The exhibit includes some components that are on loan from Lyon Arboretum as well as library resources.

Rapid Ohia Death Display

In addition to the exhibit, the library will host Marian Chau, the Seed Conservation Lab Manager at the Lyon Arboretum, and Ambyr Mokiao-Lee, the Statewide Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death Outreach Coordinator, for a ʻŌhiʻa Seed Conservation Workshop and Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death informational presentation.  Please join us on March 29, 2019 from 8am-11am to learn more about conserving our beloved ʻŌhiʻa!

Ohia Seed Conservation Workshop Flyer

If you or your students are interested in creating or collaborating on any programming or events that align with this exhibit, please contact Annemarie at or x390

For more information about Rapid ʻŌhiʻa Death and it’s impacts on our forests, please visit to this Leeward library libguide for online and print resources related to ʻŌhiʻa and ROD.

February 8, 2019
by Ralph Toyama

Library Website Accessibility Statement

We have posted a website accessibility statement to affirm our commitment to making our website accessible to users with sensory or mobility disabilities. It highlights some of the features we’ve incorporated to improve accessibility. It also lists the issues we’re still trying to address, and describes those we have no control over.

In addition to our own statement, we have also provided links to the accessibility statements of the producers of the library’s research databases and online publications. Instructors who are teaching the college’s five-week online courses are required to make these available to their students to meet Standard 8.6 of the Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric.

Website accessibility statements are becoming common. Organizations post them to show that they are aware of, and are committed to addressing, web accessibility issues. They also serve to alert users to problems they may encounter.

To learn more about online accessibility issues and techniques for addressing them, check out our Making Online Content Accessible guide.

*NEW* Spring Break Hours

February 4, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Spring Break 2019 Hours

The library is pleased to announce – for the first time – we will be open during Spring Break! Our hours will be Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

We will be closed Friday, March 22nd, for library staff training. If you need to get a hold of us, please call us at x210 or email us at

February 4, 2019
by Jason Yamashita

Black History Month Displays

Black History Month Books on Lower Level
February is Black History Month.

This year’s theme from the Association for the Study of African American Life and History is “Black Migrations” [New Window].

A selection of books are on display in the library’s lower and upper levels.

New book titles include:

Black History Month upper level book display

February 2019 Best Sellers

February 2, 2019 by An | 0 comments

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

Becoming Beneath the Citadel Broken Lands Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald Elevation In Pieces The Reckoning 29 Dates The Soul of America: The Battle for our Better Great Believers

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]!

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