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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.

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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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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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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].

November 8, 2019
by Jason Yamashita

International Education Week Display

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International Education Week (IEW) is November 18-22, 2019.

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Share in a cultural exchange this month as we celebrate International Education Week. Please visit through November our main entrance display featuring objects from Leeward’s Office of International Programs [New Window].

Watch for more details on upcoming International Programs IEW events.

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NEW BOOKS: Best Sellers and OverDrive Collections – November 2019

November 4, 2019 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

New Best Seller Titles

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].

The Farm: A Novel Fire and Blood Where the Crawdads Sing Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love The Silent Patient Summer of '69 How Not to Get Shto: And Other Advice from White People American Royals Every Breath

New OverDrive [New Window] Audiobook and E-Book Titles

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Click on the image to access the audiobook’s Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the audiobook in OverDrive [New Window].

Lean In book cover Crushing It book cover Primal Leadership book cover

Click on the book’s image to access the e-book’s Voyager catalog record.

The Revisioners book cover The Revolution of Birdie Randolph book cover The Big Book of the Dead book cover 

Have you heard of a book that you wished we had at Leeward?

We welcome your suggestions…Please fill out our Best Sellers & OverDrive Suggestion Form [New Window].


New Ebooks for Fall 2019

October 21, 2019 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

Did you know that Leeward CC students, faculty and staff have access to more than 200,000 ebooks through the library?  Check out some of our latest additions:

Information you can use in your work:

13 Ideas That are Transforming the Community College WorldThe 5 Languages of Appreciation in the WorkplaceReframing Academic Leadership

Hawaiian/Pacific titles:

Kaiaulu: Gathering TidesBreaking the Shell: Voyaging from Nuclear Refugees to People of the Sea in the Marshall IslandsThe Past Before Us : Moʻokūʻauhau As Methodology

Other interesting titles:

Hunger in the Land of Plenty: a Critical Look at Food InsecurityFive Women Who Loved Love: Amorous Tales from 17th-Century JapanLove, Money & Parenting: How Economics Explains the Way We Raise Our Kids

If you are off campus, you may be prompted to log in with your UH username and password.

In addition to academic titles, our ebook offerings include fiction/leisure reading, easy readers for English language-learning, reference works, and more.  Click for more information.

October 7, 2019
by Eileen Sakamoto

Oc-THRILL-ber Library Displays

Stephen King: King of Horror

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“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”
 -Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

Stephen King is a prolific writer of many short stories and books such as The Shining, IT, Carrie, Misery, The Green Mile, and Shawshank Redemption. His stories have enthralled us with mystery, horror, imagination and magic! Many have been turned into films and television series, including the forthcoming The Stand.

Leeward Library’s OverDrive Collection [New Window] offers two new e-books, The Institute and The Stand, that you can read via your mobile device. 

Gothic Horror Fiction Reads

Gothic Horror Fiction: Classic and Contemporary Novels

Located near the Reference Desk on the Library’s upper level is a display of print and e-book titles, including QR (quick response) codes to access these titles through their Hawaiʻi Voyager records.

From Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto published in 1764 to Richard Matheson’s 1954 classic I am Legend to Emily Carroll’s 2014 graphic novel Through the Woods, readers have appreciated a little scare, shock, and suspense for centuries.

Come visit our Oc-THRILL-ber displays that will be up through the month of October.  


Oc-THRILL-ber on OverDrive

October 7, 2019 by Jason Yamashita | 0 comments

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Your mobile NIGHTMARE begins on OverDrive!

In October, visit OverDrive’s [New Window] Oc-THRILL-ber special collection of thrillers, mysteries, horror, and a few zombies.

Did you hear? Coming soon to OverDrive…

Audiobooks on OverDrive

Your audiobook suggestions are appreciated. Please fill out our Best Sellers & OverDrive Suggestion Form [New Window].

New OverDrive Titles

Click on the book’s image to access the e-book’s Hawaiʻi Voyager catalog record. In the record’s “Holdings Information,” the provided link will direct you to borrowing the e-book in OverDrive.

The Institute book cover The Stand book cover Facing the Spears of Change book cover


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