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Between Session Hours: December 21 – January 12

December 17, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Library Hours: December 21 - January 12

The Library will be closed

  • December 21 – January 6
  • January 10-12

and will resume regular semester hours, Monday, January 13th. Library staff will still be around to assist during the closures! Please call us at x210 or email

To help students prepare for the spring semester, we will have limited hours during Convocation Week (January 7-9). The Learning Commons, main floor, will be open but the Library, upstairs, will be closed to the public. Computers, printing, and Spring 2020 validation stickers will be available.

You can view our library calendar at: [New Window].

Happy Holidays!

PROCAFFEINATING: Dec 9-12 (Mon-Thu), 5pm

December 2, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Finals Countdown: Free Coffee Dec 9-12, 5pm

Dates: December 9-12 (Monday-Thursday)
Time: 5pm
Location: Kapunawai Room

Finals Countdown [New Window], Week 2: December 9-12

We’ll be offering FREE KiMOBEAN coffee to students in Kapunawai at 5pm, while supplies last!

Coffee is funded by Student Government. Students must show their Leeward ID with the Fall 2019 validation sticker. Please pass this on to your students! Mahalo!

BYOL and a Movie: Wed, Dec 11th, Noon

December 2, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Finals Countdown Event: Bring Your Own Lunch and a Movie

Event: BYOL and a Movie
Date: Wednesday, December 11
Time: Noon
Location: Kapunawai Room

During the 2nd week of Finals Countdown [New Window], we will be showing Lady Bird [New Window] in Kapunawai: Wednesday, December 11th, noon, and encourage attendees to bring their own lunches. Please spread the word to your students!

Directed by Greta Gerwig, Lady Bird (2017) was nominated for 5 Oscars and won 2 Golden Globes for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The film is a coming-of-age comedy about a teenager (Saoirse Ronan) and her issues with her mother (Laurie Metcalf) during her senior year of high school.

We will also be hosting a raffle for student attendees! Mahalo to Jason Barron, Hot Dog Hawaiʻi (Library Concourse), for the hot dog donations!

  • 1st Prize: Leeward CC logo lunch bag + voucher for one free hot dog
  • 2nd Prize: Voucher for one free hot dog

Library Closure (Nov 28 – Dec 1) & Extended Hours (Dec 2-20)

November 26, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Thanksgiving Closure: November 28-December 1

Just a reminder: We’ll be closed November 28 – December 1 (Thursday – Sunday). Although we will be closed Friday, November 29th, staff will still be around to assist! Please call x210 or email

Hope everyone enjoys the Thanksgiving weekend!


Fall 2019 Library Extended Hours

Finals Countdown [New Window] begins next week! Please promote our extended hours and evening activities to your students!

Fall 2019 Library Extended Hours
December 2-20

Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 9pm
Friday 7:30am – 6pm

We’ll be hosting de-stressing activities and offer snacks in Kapunawai:

Monday – Thursday

Snacks are funded Student Government–validated Leeward ID required.

View our Finals Countdown event schedules at [New Window].

Sign up for Fall 2019 Finals Countdown!

November 4, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Finals Countdown at Leeward CC Library Flyer

Finals Countdown [New Window] begins Monday, December 2nd!

To help students prepare for finals, we extend our library hours, host faculty review sessions and workshops, and offer de-stressing activities and study snacks. Snacks are funded by Student Government.

If you (or your student club) would like to host review sessions or de-stressing activities in the library, please fill out our Finals Countdown Space Request Form [New Window]. For more information, please contact Natalie Wahl (

2019 Thanksgiving Food Drive

November 4, 2019 by An | 0 comments

Hānai iā Leeward Thanksgiving Food Drive

The library will be hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit Hānai iā Leeward, our school pantry, November 4-22. We will have a donation bin 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].

October 21, 2019
by Wayde Oshiro

Goodbye Hawaiʻi Voyager Catalog

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.

image of hawaii voyager online catalog basic search screen

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.

image of a sample voyager list

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

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.

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