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Borrowing and Returning

Borrowing and Returning

Books, videos, and equipment can be checked out and returned at the Circulation Desk, near the front entrance of the Learning Commons. Books may be returned at any time through the book depository slot on the front of the building, to the right of the entrance door.

Valid Identification Card

Leeward CC ID Card:  A validated Leeward CC ID card serves as your library card and allows you to borrow items, and print and photocopy documents. To get a Leeward CC ID card, go to the Student Life Office.  See their Student ID page(opens new window) for more information.

Validate your Leeward CC ID card at the Circulation Desk near the entrance of the Learning Commons.

Other benefits of the student ID card include access to Student Life activities, student discounts, and you can purchase a U-Pass(opens new window) bus pass.

Borrowing Electronics

Leeward CC students can borrow one of our 30 Dell laptops, 3 Mac laptops, or 30 iPads for 4-hour intervals.  These items must remain on-campus. Laptop and iPad use is governed by the Electronic Device Use Policy.

The Library also offers Leeward CC students the use of laptop and iPad chargers, headphones, and HDMI cables.

Loan Periods & Overdue Fines

Collection Loan Period Overdue Fines
General Collection 28 days $0.25/day
Hawaiian/Pacific Collection 14 days $0.25/day
ESL Collection (Leeward CC Students Only) 14 days $0.25/day
Juvenile Collection 14 days $0.25/day
Best Sellers Collection 21 days $0.25/day
DVDs 7 days $1/day
Laptops & Chargers 4 hours (On-campus use only) $1/hour
Headphones 3 hours $1/hour
Course Reserves 3 hours (in the Library) or 3-days $1/hour, or $10 for 3-day loans

Hourly fines are assessed for whole or partial hours since the due time. In other words, if a laptop is returned between one and 60 minutes late, a $1 fine will be charged; a laptop returned between 61 and 120 minutes (two hours) late will incur a $2 fine, etc. Similarly, daily fines are assessed for whole or partial days. A book with $0.25/day fine rate will incur a fine of 25¢ if returned on the day after it was due.

The Library assesses fines and fees to ensure that everyone has equal access to materials and equipment.  A failure to return items by the stamped due date (books) or by the verbally stated time (laptops & equipment) will result in overdue fines.  When items are overdue for a long time, they may be declared lost and replacement and processing fees will be assessed in addition to overdue fines. Damaged items are assessed on case-by-case basis. 

Balances under $10.00

Library accounts with balances under $10.00 are still considered in good standing and borrowing privileges are available.

Balances $10.00 and above

Library accounts with balances $10.00 and over are not in good standing and borrowing privileges are blocked until a payment is received.  The Library also places a block on a student's account in Banner, the university's student information system, which blocks registration, graduation, and  transcript requests.  

Making Payments

  • Library:  Cash and check payments are accepted at the Library's Circulation Desk. Financial transactions are conducted up until 6pm Monday-Thursday and 4:30pm on Friday.
  • Additional Payment Options:
    • Telephone: Credit card payments can be taken over the phone by calling the UH-Mānoa Hamilton Library Business Office at (808) 956-7203.
    • Cashier's Office(opens new window) Payments for fines and fees by cash, check, and credit card payment are accepted if the amounts are posted to a student's Banner account. See Library staff for details.
Regular Library Hours
General Information: (808) 455‑0210
Reference Support: (808) 455‑0379
Kapunawai: (808) 455‑0681