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Summer 2018 Library Hours & Adding Course Reserves

May 22, 2018 by An Hollowell | 0 comments

Summer 2018 Library Hours
Our summer library hours are:

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Summer 2018 Course Reserves

If you would like to place a Leeward CC Library item or a personal copy of your course’s required and/or supplemental text on reserve for Summer 2018, fill out our online request form [New Window]. Our Course Reserve procedures [New Window] are available if you would like more information about this service.

Holo Holo Oʻahu

May 22, 2018 by An Hollowell | 0 comments

Have you made any plans this summer? Visit historic landmarks, hit the beach, take up a water sport, or put on your hiking boots! For more ideas on where to go and what to do ’round the island, browse our summer book displays to see what Oʻahu has to offer!

Site Seeing Oahu Book Display
Outdoor Activities Oahu

Hawaiian Volcanoes

May 22, 2018 by Eileen Sakamoto | 0 comments

Kilauea Volcano Display

Come visit the display of books on Hawaiian volcanoes at Leeward CC Library!  Kilauea, on the Big Island, has been illustrating the power of volcanoes by sending lava into the ocean whilst burning homes along its pathway!

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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New Resource: HathiTrust Digital Library

May 7, 2018 by Cheryl Urasaki | 0 comments

We are happy to announce the addition of a valuable new database: HathiTrust Digital Library [New Window].  HathiTrust provides access to a vast digital archive of collections from major research libraries.

For the most complete access to HathiTrust Digital Library, click on the yellow LOG IN button near the top right corner of the page and select University of Hawaii as your partner institution. You may be prompted to enter your UH username and password.

Screenshot of HathiTrust login sequence

Please note that even if you log in, you won’t have access to the full text of every record.  Volumes marked Limited (search-only) are not accessible online, while those marked Full View (generally, non-copyrighted items) may be viewed online and/or downloaded.

Screenshot of HathiTrust full view volume indication

You may filter your results to display only Full View items by selecting the Full View tab:

Screenshot of HathiTrust Full View filter

We hope you enjoy searching for hidden gems in HathiTrust Digital Library!

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:

Screenshot showing inaccessible video

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

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