December 8, 2022
by Wayde Oshiro

New Library Website Coming Soon!

Launching in late December 2022

The new Library website will offer an improved design, streamlined menus, easier navigation, and seamless integration with important tools used to manage online services. The major change occurring will be a redesigned homepage.

Any links in your course syllabus and course sites to the current homepage will automatically redirect to the new homepage. The library’s URL: will not change.

What will I need to do?

There should not be too much you need to do other than check existing links in your course syllabus and course site. The other web pages hosting our content (links on the current homepage and menu links) should be unaffected. After the new website goes live, you will need to:

Check any links to the Library homepage or other site content pages. Direct links to the Primo Search page, links to LibGuides pages, and permalinks to e-books, e-journals, or streaming videos will not be affected.

Review and revise the written instructions to access resources you provide students to reflect the new design and menus.

When is the new website going live?

The new website will be launched on December 27, 2022.

Whom do I talk to if I have questions?

Contact Wayde Oshiro, Interim Learning Commons and Library Coordinator, or Ralph Toyama, Systems Librarian.

Screenshot of the new Library homepage launching in late December 2022

Screenshot of the current Library homepage

March 24, 2020
by Wayde Oshiro

Changes to Library Operations

The Library has modified its services and service hours in response to the COVID-19 health crisis.

  • Service hours are 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday through Friday
  • Library and Learning Commons Study Areas and computer workstations are unavailable until further notice. Go to Uluwehi Cafe for study space.
  • Reference services, database access troubleshooting, and library account questions will be conducted via phone, email, or online chat
  • Book due dates are extended until May 15, 2020
  • Requesting books at other UH campus libraries is temporarily discontinued

Available services by request:

For updated Library and Learning Commons access and Library service changes, go to  [New Window]

Many of our information resources are online. These include research databases that allow you to search for and read magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, as well as e-books. We also have streaming video services. These resources are all available through the library’s website.[New Window]

Librarians are available for online chat help or Book a Librarian appointment via Zoom. Go to the library’s website [New Window] to chat or schedule your appointment

If you have difficulty accessing these online resources, please see the Database Access Help [New Window] page for troubleshooting instructions. Contact Ralph Toyama,, for additional assistance.

Hours and services are current as of April 7, 2020, and are subject to change at any time.

As we adjust to the bewildering changes of recent weeks, the Library remains committed to providing you and your students with the informational resources and services to support Leeward’s mission and our WIG – “keeping the students we have.”

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns at or x378. Take care, everyone. We’re in this together!

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