Library News and Much More!

November 13, 2017
by Ralph Toyama

Renewing Your Pass

We are pleased to have been able to provide our students, staff, and faculty with online access to The New York Times for a little more than a year now. This a good time to remind everyone that the Pass is good for one year at a time for faculty and staff, or until your anticipated graduation date for students.

If you’ve been using and find that you can no longer access articles or have a limited number of articles available, please go to their activation website to renew your account.

If you’re not familiar with using through the library, be aware that it works a little differently than most of our other online resources. Instead of clicking on a link on the library website and accessing the resource with your UH username, you have to go to their account activation site to create a personal account. You can then go directly to and log in with the account you created.

For more about what you get with the Pass, please see this blog post from last November.

November 6, 2017
by An Hollowell

Discovery Fair 2017

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The library staff hosted a free book fair, make and take craft tables, and story time in the Kapunawai at the Discovery Fair this past weekend.  Children (& adults!) made Pikachu and monster bookmarks and yarn wreath Christmas ornaments.

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This year, Pikachu was a hit!

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Many thanks to all who volunteered!

October 30, 2017
by Natalie Wahl


One month from today, Leeward Library will extend hours, host special office hours and review sessions for faculty, and offer stress-relieving activities to help our students to prepare for finals.

  • REVIEW SESSIONS/Office hours
    • Sign-up here to lead a review session or hold office hours between 11/27 and 12/8
  • HOURS:
Monday, 11/27 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, 11/28 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, 11/29 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday, 11/30 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday, 12/1 Regular Fall Hours 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
Monday, 12/4 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Tuesday, 12/5 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Wednesday, 12/6 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Thursday, 12/7 Extended Hours 7:30 am – 9:00 pm
Friday, 12/8 Regular Fall Hours 7:30 am – 4:30 pm

More info TBA here!

October 29, 2017
by An Hollowell

New Arrivals in Best Sellers!

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We have something for everyone in our Best Sellers collection!  Click on the titles below to place holds on our Voyager catalog!  (If you have never placed a hold on library items, click here for instructions)

Not seeing anything that interests you?  If you have a favorite author or series you keep tabs on, please fill out our suggestion form and we will try to add them to our Best Sellers collection or OverDrive, a database filled with thousands of general fiction and non-fiction e-books, if they are not available in print format.

October 8, 2017
by An Hollowell

Student Art Display (October-December)

Click here to see Student Art Display

Leeward CC Library is pleased to announce we will be displaying student art work at our main library entrance from Professors Shigeru Miyamoto and Erin Yuasa’s classes, which include:

  • 3-D Composition
  • Intro to Hand Building
  • Introduction to Wheel Throwing
  • Intermediate Wheel Throwing

Since there were many submissions, pieces will be rotated out from now until the end of Fall semester so be sure to come and check the display often!



September 24, 2017
by An Hollowell

Banned Books Week (September 24-30)

Photo of Banned Books Week Display

Library Staff:  What would you do if I told you that you could not read your favorite book because it is banned?

Student:  I will fight you!

This week is Banned Books Week!  Each year, libraries across the country celebrate Banned Books Week to promote awareness on our freedom to read which is protected by the 1st Amendment of our U.S. Constitution.

The circulation staff created book displays and a Library Learning Series:  Banned Books session (hosted by Natalie Wahl, Instruction Librarian) was held in the Kapunawai last week.

Books selected for the displays were labeled with quotes of reasons why the books were challenged.  A few passersby who briefly glanced at the displays were compelled to walk to the circulation counter to ask why their favorite books were banned.  The staff explained that the books were not banned and asked, “what if they were?”.  It was amazing to hear their passionate responses!

Come by and check out our displays!  The circulation desk staff will be prepared for any comments and discussions!

For more information about Banned Books Week and viewing lists of frequently challenged titles, go to

September 11, 2017
by An Hollowell
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Student Wish List for the Library

Student Library Wish List

Last week, the circulation staff put out an interactive white board asking patrons to write suggestions to improve the library.  We have received some interesting–but useful–suggestions!  Currently, the top 3 needs are:

  1. More study spaces/tables
  2. More computers
  3. More food options

We appreciate the patrons’ enthusiasm in participating and will consider their suggestions.  The board is still on display waiting to be filled with more comments!

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