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Leeward Community College

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!

Streaming Videos at Leeward CC

May 31, 2022 by Cheryl | 0 comments

If a picture is worth a thousand words, imagine the impact of a high-quality, well-chosen video. Fortunately, Leeward CC has access to a wide variety of streaming video content.

Films available from Kanopy
Films available from Kanopy.
Sample films available from Feature Films for Education.
Films available from Feature Films for Education.
Films available from Swank Digital Campus
Films available from Swank Digital Campus.

The table below summarizes our various streaming platforms. Click on the platform title to access the resource. Off-campus users may be prompted to sign in with their UH Login.

Academic Video Online (AVON)SubscriptionDocumentaries, tutorials, performances, and more.79,240Includes hosted content and Ethnographic Video Online titles.
DocuseekSubscriptionDocumentaries on social and environmental issues.2,182Primarily exclusive content from independent filmmakers.
Ethnographic Video OnlinePerpetualFilms by and for indigenous people and communities.653Content is also included in Academic Video Online (AVON).
Feature Films for EducationSubscriptionFeature films from 20th Century Fox and related labels.693These titles are generally not available on other platforms.
Films on DemandLicensed selectivelyDocumentaries and other educational films.8Titles licensed upon faculty request.
KanopyPay-per-view and licensed selectivelyFeature films, documentaries, foreign films, classics, and more.28,089Library pays a small fee per view; heavily used titles are licensed.
Swank Digital CampusLicensed selectivelyFeature films from Disney, Warner Bros., Sony, and other major studios.23Titles licensed upon faculty request.

Streaming Video DOs and DON’Ts

No matter which platform you use, please keep in mind these general DOs and DON’Ts:

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  • Show films during in-person classes.
  • Share direct links with your students so they may view films on their own.
  • View as many films as you like, as often as you like!


  • Show films outside of class for events (free or paid) without first consulting the library.
  • Stream films over Zoom or other video conferencing services.
  • Share films with persons not affiliated with Leeward CC.

In the coming weeks, we’ll give you an overview of each of our major streaming video platforms–their content, how to access them, and the most popular titles. Perhaps you’ll discover that perfect video to enrich your coursework, augment your learning, or just enliven your weekend!

Learning Commons & Library: Spring Break Hours

March 9, 2022 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

Spring Break Hours 2022

Spring Break Hours: March 14-18

The Learning Commons & Library will be open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 10am – 2pm. We will also offer remote services (phone, online chat, email) and item pick-up by appointment 8am – 4pm.

Tuesday, March 15th–we will be closed for staff meetings and workshops.

Please contact Circulation Services (x210 or lcccirc@hawaii.edu) if you have any questions.

Winter Break Hours

December 20, 2021 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

Learning Commons & Library Hours

Winter Break Library Hours


December 20-30: Item Drop off & Pick Up

The Learning Commons & Library will be closed but staff will be available for item drop off and pick up services, Monday – Friday, 8am – 4pm. If you need assistance, please give us a call at x210 or email us at lcccirc@hawaii.edu


December 24: Christmas (observed)

We will be closed in observance of Christmas. Please leave us a message at x210 or lcccirc@hawaii.edu and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


December 31: New Year’s Day (observed)

We will be closed in observance of New Year’s Day. Please leave us a message at x210 or lcccirc@hawaii.edu and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


January 3-7: The Learning Commons OPEN

The Learning Commons, main level, will be open 8am – 1pm. The Library, upper level, will be closed.


Tutoring Services

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The Learning Resource Center and Writing Center will be closed during winter break but staff will be available to assist. Contact:


Spring 2022 Hours

Learning Commons & Library
January 10 – May 13
Monday – Friday
8am – 4pm
Hours subject to change

Finals Countdown begins Monday, December 6th!

December 3, 2021 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

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Finals Countdown begins Monday, December 6th! Check our Finals Countdown page frequently for event updates!



Our hours will be extended during the Finals Countdown period to give students extra time to study and use our resources.

December 6-17
Monday – Friday
8am – 6pm

Visit our webpage at go.hawaii.edu/xmf for more information about hours and services.




We will offer extended hours for Finals Countdown (12/6-12/17)

  • Monday-Thursday: 10 am – 3 pm and by appointment from 3 – 5 pm
  • Friday: 11 am – 3 pm and by appointment 3 – 5 pm

*We offer in-person tutoring Monday and Wednesday from 10am – 3 pm. Email writers@hawaii.edu to schedule an in-person appointment.


Online Focused Workshop Date Time
Using Time to Reach Your Goals 12/7 12 pm
Cultivating a Positive Mindset 12/9 12 pm
Using Time to Reach Your Goals Flyer Cultivating a Positive Mindset

Email writers@hawaii.edu or call (808) 455-0409 for more information.



The LRC will be open during finals week. Contact lrc@hawaii.edu for extended hours for specific subjects during finals week.

10 Tips For Taking Final Exams: Chemistry 161 & 162



While supplies last: Students using in-person services at the Learning Commons (Library, LRC, & Writing Center) will receive Finals Countdown de-stressing activity kits and study snacks!

  • 1 kit per student
  • Snacks will be provided daily – 1 snack bundle per student per day.

Supplies for Leeward students are provided by Student Government. Supplies for students from other UH campuses are provided by the Learning Commons & Library. Valid UH ID and Fall 2021 registration required.



Semester Laptop Loans

We still have laptops and internet hotspots for students to check out until the end of the semester! If you know of a student in need, please have them contact Circulation Services (x210 or lcccirc@hawaii.edu).

Leeward CC students (or UH students registered for at least 1 Leeward CC class) may borrow mobile devices and accessories. Early College students are ineligible.

LC Updates: November 23, 2021

November 23, 2021 by An | 0 comments

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November 2021: Native American Heritage Month & National Family Caregivers Month

Drop by the Learning Commons & Library to view our book displays or visit virtually at go.hawaii.edu/Pnr!


Nov 15-19: International Education Week 2021

International Education Week 2021 Flyer

In case you missed it, visit our LibGuide to see how we celebrated International Education Week 2021!


Nov 25-26: Thanksgiving Hours

Fall21 Thanksgiving Weekend Hours


Dec 6-17: Finals Countdown

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  • Learning Commons & Library Extended Hours
    • Mon – Fri, 8am – 6pm
  • LRC & Writing Center
    • Tutoring, Writing Consultation, & Workshops
  • Student Government
    • De-Stressing Kits & Study Snacks (validated Leeward CC student ID card required)

We will allow dry snacks and covered beverages in the Learning Commons & Library again! Masks may be removed while eating and drinking. More information about Finals Countdown coming soon!

Library Interim Hours: December 19 – January 10

December 8, 2020 by An | 0 comments

2020-2021 Interim Hours

The library will be closed to the public: December 19 – January 10. We will be available via online chat, email, and phone 8am – 4pm, Monday – Friday. A few dates to remember:

  • December 25 (Friday): CLOSED Christmas Day
  • January 1 (Friday): CLOSED New Year’s Day
  • January 4-7 (Monday – Thursday): Semester Loan Laptops Available (by reservation)
  • January 8 (Friday): CLOSED for Staff Training – Call x210 if you need assistance

If you have any questions, please contact Circulation Services (x210 or lcccirc@hawaii.edu).

Finals Countdown starts NOW!

November 30, 2020 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

Fall 2020 Finals Countdown - Library Hours

Finals Countdown at Leeward CC Learning Commons
November 30 – December 18

Finals Countdown starts now! To help students prepare for finals, we are offering services in-person and online:

. . . & more!

Please help us promote our hours & services to your students. For more information about Finals Countdown, visit our page at: go.hawaii.edu/feE

Book a Librarian for help with research papers!

October 18, 2020 by Eileen Sakamoto | 0 comments

Leeward CC Library & Learning Commons has a very helpful service for your students!  Students can “Book a Librarian” for 25 minutes of personalized assistance to find resources for research assignments.

If they have questions about the Information Literacy Exam (ILE), they can use this service to get those questions answered.

Students can go to http://go.hawaii.edu/AMb to make an appointment with one of our librarians.  Don’t let your students miss out on this opportunity to “Book a Librarian”!
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