Library News and Much More!

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.

January 24, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro

Save $$ with New e-Resources at Your Library

We’re kicking off our Spring Library Learning Series with a reprise of our convocation breakout session from early January.  If you missed it the first time now’s your chance to catch it again!

  • Tuesday, January 31
  • 1:00-2:00 PM
  • Library, Kapunawai

With Carina Chernisky, Public Services Specialist and Librarians Junie Hayashi, Annemarie Paikai, and Natalie Wahl.

Leeward CC Library staff will show you how new e-resources can support your students and enhance your academic, professional, and personal life.  Featured resources include:

Our next Library Learning Series workshop will be in late February.

May 2, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro

Summer is Here! It’s Time to Catch Up on Your Reading

Summer reading with Overdrive flyer. Go to or call 455-0379 for details.


March 21, 2017
by Wayde Oshiro

In Need of a Good Book?

Are you looking to catch up on your reading during Spring Break? Have you been meaning to read something but haven’t had the time to order it from Amazon or pick it up at the public library? Well, look no further than your campus library.

The Library has two curated collections of bestselling fiction and non-fiction titles for your reading pleasure:

  • Bestsellers Collection: Print collection located on the 3rd floor. Come up and browse!
  • Overdrive Collection: If you have an e-reader, take a look at our newest e-book collection of fiction and non-fiction titles. It’s an interesting mix of titles. You can access Overdrive from our website. Click the E-Books button and select Overdrive from the list of e-book collections. See screenshots below.

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Image of the list of E-book collections listImage of overdrive homepageNote: Off-campus access requires UH login credentials. Select Leeward Community College as your library to access our collection.

October 13, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro

Big Library Read: This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp

Cover of Big Library Read book, This is Where it EndsThe Big Library Read is a global book reading event taking place October 13-27.  This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp explores the impact of a school shooting as it takes place at a fictional high school.  Learn more about the book and the Big Library Read here.  This is Where it Ends will be available with unlimited access for the next two weeks.

The organizer of the Big Library Read is Overdrive.  Overdrive is the leading provider of fiction and non-fiction e-books for libraries. Check out Leeward’s growing collection of titles at

September 5, 2016
by Wayde Oshiro

Take Reading into Overdrive

Overdrive is the library’s newest ebook collection and quite possibly our most user-friendly and easily navigable digital platform for reading.  Unlike our other ebook platforms like ebrary, Gale Virtual Reference Library, or Safari Books, Overdrive specializes in general interest non-fiction, fiction, and bestsellers. Our small starter collection includes a variety of titles we think you’ll be interested in. More titles will be added throughout the year.   Other features include:

  • Read online or download to device
  • Kindle and EPUB eBook formats
  • 14 day loan period
  • Specialized collections

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Course Reserves Collection

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Community College Collection

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Let us know what you think.  Send your comments and requests for new titles to me at, or to Carina Chernisky at

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