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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!

The Big Library Read: A Very Typical Family

July 13, 2023 by Cheryl | 0 comments

Screenshot of cover art for A Very Typical Family.

The Big Library Read, hosted by OverDrive, comes but thrice a year. If you’ve been wanting to join in on the fun, you’re in luck! The summer Big Library Read is happening NOW, July 13-27, 2023.

Billed as “the first global ebook club,” the Big Library Read offers one title, free of charge, to OverDrive users around the world. This summer’s selection is A Very Typical Family by Sierra Godfrey.

About the book

Cover photo of A Very Typical Family.

Natalie Walker is the reason her older brother and sister went to prison over 15 years ago. She fled California shortly after that fateful night and hasn’t spoken to anyone in her family since. Now, on the same day her boyfriend steals her dream job out from under her, Natalie receives a letter from a lawyer saying her estranged mother has died and left the family’s historic Santa Cruz house to her. Sort of. The only way for Natalie and her siblings to inherit is for all three adult children to come back and claim it—together.

Written with delightfully dark humor and characters you can’t help but cheer for, A Very Typical Family is an uplifting family drama that will have you reveling in the power of second chances.

Accessing the book on OverDrive

Ready to read? Just click on these direct links to access A Very Typical Family on OverDrive:

If this is your first time using OverDrive, you’re in for a treat! More than 500 ebooks and 4,700 magazines are available for your reading pleasure. We also have a small (but growing) selection of audiobooks–perfect for making those long commutes a little more bearable.

OverDrive screenshot.

For reading on the go, be sure to check out OverDrive’s mobile app, Libby. Borrow ebooks, audiobooks, and magazines, then read/listen to them right from the app. You may also manage your loans, even across different OverDrive library collections (such as the Hawaii State Public Library System’s). Click on the graphic below for a video introduction to Libby.

Libby promotional graphic.

A discussion board for A Very Typical Family is available, but beware of spoilers! Happy reading!

OverDrive Classics Collection

October 8, 2021 by Cheryl | 0 comments

You’re probably familiar with OverDrive, Leeward’s digital resource for popular fiction, non-fiction, audiobooks, and magazines. Now, old things have become new again with the addition of the Classics collection! These are public domain titles selected from Project Gutenberg’s vast library. There is no limit to the number of simultaneous users for these titles.

Sample titles in the OverDrive Classics collection.

To view the collection, access OverDrive Digital Collection from our A-Z Databases page, click on the Collections drop-down menu, and select Classics.

Click on the Collections drop down menu and select Classics

It’s easy to borrow books in OverDrive. Simply click on the Borrow button and log in with your UH credentials when prompted. You may read your chosen title right in your browser.

Click on the Borrow button to check out a book.

Change the text size, background, and font to suit your taste.

Text size, background, and font are customizable.

The book will be returned automatically in 14 days, although you may renew it or return it early if you wish.

At any time, you may view your loans by clicking on the My account dropdown and selecting Loans. You may have up to 10 books checked out. Magazines do not count toward checkout limits.

To see your loans, click on the My account dropdown menu and select Loans.

If you can’t find the classic title you want, please feel free to submit a suggestion and we will see if we can find it.

LC Updates: May 18, 2021

May 18, 2021 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

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May 17-21 Interim Week: Learning Commons CLOSED 


The Library


May 2021 Asian and Pacific Heritage Month Display
May 17-21 Interim Week – Library CLOSED
Library staff will available for item pick-up appointments, online chat, phone calls, and email 8am – 4pm.
May 24 – Aug  13 Summer Study Hours
Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm


LC Updates: May 11, 2021

May 11, 2021 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

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May 10-13 Finals Countdown at the Learning Commons
May 14 Commencement: Learning Commons CLOSED
May 17-21 Interim Week: Learning Commons CLOSED 


The Library


May 2021 Asian and Pacific Heritage Month Display
May 10-13 Finals Week Study Hours
Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm
May 14 Library CLOSED due to Commencement
Staff will be available via phone, chat, and email 8am – 4pm.
Last day to fill out our Learning Commons & Library Annual User Survey
May 17-21 Interim Week – Library CLOSED
Library staff will available for item pick-up appointments, online chat, phone calls, and email 8am – 4pm.
May 24 – Aug  13 Summer Study Hours
Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm


LC Updates: May 4, 2021

May 4, 2021 by Leeward CC Learning Commons | 0 comments

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April 26 – May 13 Finals Countdown at the Learning Commons: Check our Finals Countdown page frequently for updates!
May 14 Commencement: Learning Commons CLOSED
May 17-21 Interim Week: Learning Commons CLOSED 


The Learning Resource Center

LRC peer content tutoring is available through Thursday, May 13th. Visit the LRC website for tutored courses offered. During these final two weeks of the spring semester, there may be adjustments to tutoring schedules. For up-to-date schedule information, please use TutorTrac for appointment availability.

Please give us a call (455-0412) if you have any questions about making an appointment.


The Library


National Library Week 2021: Welcome to your library!

April 5, 2021 by An | 0 comments

National Library Week 2021 Display


Celebrate National Library Week with Leeward Library! Like many other libraries across the world, Leeward Library has adjusted our operations in response to COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean we’ve stopped connecting you to the resources you need to learn, enjoy, and ultimately succeed!

Asian Voices…

Recently, there has been a widespread acknowledgment of violent acts occurring against Asian communities across the United States. Leeward Library would like to take this opportunity to affirm our commitment to uplifting local and Asian community voices as a reminder that libraries continue to allow us to feel represented and accepted.

In conjunction with National Library Week and Asian Heritage Month in May, we take this moment to showcase stories by and of Asian voices in the hope that it encourages you to engage and create your own stories, and share them in solidarity, awareness, and compassion with one another. Welcome To Your Library, where we hope you will feel seen and safe in your learning.

Please visit our National Library Week Activities page for a selection of Asian Voices reads, informative articles and videos, and other National Library Week activities!

LC Updates: March 9, 2021

March 9, 2021 by An | 0 comments

The Learning Resource Center

LRC peer content tutors will be available next week (March 15-19) during Spring Break. Please visit our calendar for courses available. Students can make appointments online using TutorTrac. The LRC will be having regular office hours: Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm.

The Library

  • MARCH is Women’s History Month.
    • Visit the Library to view books from our Hawaiʻi-Pacific and Best Sellers collections.
    • Consider an ebook or audiobook from our OverDrive collection.
    • Several national organizations have come together to celebrate women’s history. How will you?
  • March 15-19: OPEN during Spring Break
    • Online Chat & Phone: 8am – 4pm
    • Study Hours: 9am – 1pm
  • March 26: CLOSED in observance of Prince Kūhiō Day

The Writing Center

Spring Break Hours: March 15-18 (Monday – Thursday)

  • The Writing Center will be open from Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (drop-in and appointment) and 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. (by appointment).
  • Students may visit the Writing Center  through drop-in and appointment services via Zoom: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/96447211408  Passcode: writers
  • Students can make an appointment: http://tutortrac.leeward.hawaii.edu/TracWeb40/Default.html or email writers@hawaii.edu if they have trouble logging into tutortrac

Success Connection Workshops

Memory Hacks
Wednesday, March 10: 12pm via Zoom

Not sure how to remember your foreign language vocabulary? Can’t remember the main points to your big presentation? This workshop will give you some quick memory tools to learn things more rapidly and have more fun doing it!

Presented by Chris Gilbert

Zoom Link: https://hawaii.zoom.us/j/91517842817
Meeting ID: 915 1784 2817
Passcode: success

  • The Zoom link and password will also be posted on the Writing Center website (go.hawaii.edu/Gp8) on the day of the workshop.
  • Recorded review sessions of the past SC Workshops are also available on the Writing Center website (go.hawaii.edu/983).


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