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Academic Video Online (AVON)

April 5, 2024 by Eileen Sakamoto | 0 comments

Looking for ways to engage your students? Our streaming platform, AVON, offers ways to leverage videos for collaboration, reflection, and assessment of student knowledge.

There are a plethora of films and documentaries available on AVON that are from around the world. This streaming video collection provides access to more than 79,000 videos covering a wide range of diverse topics you can share with your students.

AVON can be found on the Leeward Library homepage. Select the Research menu tab and click Full A-Z Databases List.


AVON is available to any Leeward faculty, staff, or currently enrolled student. Creating an account on AVON allows you to clip and bookmark a part of a video to show in class or highlight a portion of a film.


Once you’ve logged into AVON, you’ll discover a vast array of videos spanning diverse subjects such as history, anthropology, Black studies, music and performing arts, science and engineering, and more. This variety is sure to pique your interest and enrich your teaching materials.

Use AVON in your classes to see what it can offer your students! If you need any assistance please contact our wonderful reference librarians.

We still have a Microfilm Collection. Why is that?

March 18, 2024 by Eileen Sakamoto | 0 comments


Microfilm is among the most durable storage media for physical records and it can withstand many environmental impacts better and longer than paper. If stored properly, microfilm has a shelf life of about 500 years.

Did you know Leeward CC Library has a microfilm collection of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin (January 1929 – September 2007)* and the Honolulu Advertiser (January 1929 – November 2005)**? Why do we have microfilm if everything is online? Well, in this case, not everything is online and microfilm is the readily accessible medium for accessing this information.

If you need to access our microfilm, please ask one of our reference librarians so they can show you how to locate articles by using the index. The library has a digital microfilm reader called the ScanPro 3000.  We have a handy booklet to learn how to operate the machine. If you need assistance, please see the Circulation Desk staff for help. We hope you will find our microfilm collection useful in researching the history of Hawai’i in the 20th Century!

* Honolulu Star-Bulletin – Gap in coverage from April 1970 – December 1987
** The Honolulu Advertiser – Gap in coverage April 1970 – April 1975 and January 1981 – June 1986


March 4, 2024 by Eileen Sakamoto | 0 comments

Statista is a global data and business intelligence platform with an extensive collection of statistics, reports, and insights on over 80,000 topics from 22,500 sources in 170 industries.

Statista is a terrific source of information and statistics research, study, and personal interest.

To locate Statista, go to the Research menu tab on the library’s homepage then click the Full A-Z Databases List option to view a list of databases in alphabetical order. 

This database is wonderfully diverse. I love movies, so I searched for the highest-grossing movie of 2023. “Barbie” was at the top of the list making $1.4 billion in revenue! 

Did you know that the success of the movie drove sales up at Mattel, the company that manufactures Barbie?

Please check out this amazing resource available at the Leeward Library today. If you have any questions, please contact one of our very helpful Leeward librarians at lccref@hawaii.edu or at 808-455-0379! We are happy to help!

Meet Libby!

February 20, 2024 by Eileen Sakamoto | 0 comments

The Libby app allows faculty, staff and students to access online magazines, eBooks, and audiobooks from our OverDrive collection on their phones and tablets. 



You can browse thousands of popular fiction and non-fiction ebooks, magazines, and audiobooks on OverDrive! To locate OverDrive, go to the Research menu tab on the library’s homepage then click the Full A-Z Databases List option to view a list of databases in alphabetical order. 

To browse OverDrive, log in using your UH credentials. 

Download Libby for reading on the go!

Once you’ve found something to borrow, go to the app store on your phone or tablet and download the Libby app. After downloading Libby, add Leeward Community College as your library and log in with your UH credentials. 

If you have a public library card in Hawaiʻi, you can also add Hawaii State Public Library System to access their OverDrive collection!

Please contact us at lcccirc@hawaii.edu if you have any questions. Happy reading!

Group Study Rooms

January 25, 2024 by Eileen Sakamoto | 0 comments

Group Study Rooms
Group Study Rooms


The library has two group study rooms available to current Leeward students to reserve on an hourly basis. Each room contains a table, four chairs, a whiteboard, and a large flatscreen display with Apple TV. 

General guidelines for group study room use:

  • Each room accommodates 2-4 students.
  • A minimum of two students are required to book a room.
  • The booking must be made by a Leeward student.
  • Groups must check in at the circulation desk. A minimum of two students must be present at check-in. 
  • Food and beverages are allowed under the library’s Food and Drink Policy.
  • Noise volume should be monitored to avoid disturbing occupants of the adjacent room. The rooms are not soundproofed.

Bookings can be made at the circulation desk or online.  Please call the circulation desk at 808-455-0210 or online for more information. 

Note: Due to high demand and the limited number of rooms available, faculty and staff bookings are not taken.

Cool Mobile Power Units in the Library!

January 19, 2024 by Eileen Sakamoto | 0 comments

Flex Mobile Power Units On Cart

“Power Up” in the library with our Flex Mobile Power Units!

What is a Flex Mobile Power Unit?

  • It can power your laptop, and electronic devices.
  • It has 3 USB-C ports and 1 USB-A port.

Devices must be used in the Learning Commons and Library. Return to charging cart after use. Remember to bring your own USB charging cable to use these mobile power devices.

Find the Flex Mobile Power Units on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Learning Commons and Library. See me or other library staff at the circulation desk to learn more.


Eileen Sakamoto

Spring 2024 Library Hours & Services

January 2, 2024 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

Spring 2024 Library Hours Flyer

Aloha Leeward faculty & staff! Our Spring 2024 hours are Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm. 




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Semester loan laptops are now available for Leeward CC students! Since we have a limited supply, these laptops are first come, first serve. 

4-hour loan laptops are also available for on-campus use. Students can check out these laptops at our self-service kiosk. To check out a laptop, students will need a smart device to scan the QR code displayed on the kiosk. 

We have other mobile devices available such as iPads, headphones, and computer mice. Browse our equipment inventory at go.hawaii.edu/PJP

Other Library Services . . . 


Please contact us if you have questions or need assistance. We’re ready to support you!

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