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ENG 24/98B & ESL 21/22 Information Literacy Tutorial: Library

Leeward Community College Library

Information Has Value

Information is valuable. Leeward students should know both their rights and responsibilities regarding the access and use of all information. Expert researchers:

  • Give credit by citing sources
  • Respect intellectual property 
  • Understand how commodification ($$$) affects information

Please visit the ARCL Frame "Information Has Value" for more info

Library Services & Collections

Leeward Library provides access to valuable information sources through services and collections. Circulation & references services and print & online collections are detailed below.


Circulation staff and Reference librarians help connect people with valuable information.

Circulation Services

2nd Floor Circulation service desk

  • Laptop and iPad checkout

  • Book, DVD, and video checkout

  • Course reserves (textbooks)

  • Intra-system loans (pick up books ordered from other UH system libraries)

If you have any questions, the friendly students and staff at Circulation can help you!   

Reference Services

3rd Floor Reference service desk

  • Finding books and articles
  • Identifying topics and key concepts
  • Searching research databases
  • Doing research in the library
  • Asking questions about the Information Literacy Exam
  • A librarian is scheduled to be at the Reference Desk for most hours of the day. Don't hesitate to ask them a question!

For subject and writing tutors please see our partners in the Learning Commons: The Learning Resource Center and the Writing Center.


Print books are incredibly valuable. People have recorded knowledge in print for thousands of years before the internet. Most human wisdom is in print format and has yet to been digitized! Leeward Library acquires a broad range of valuable physical periodicals, books, videos, and more to support academic programs and course offerings. Popular print and video collections are briefly described here. 

General Collection

Our main collection of circulating books (books that you can borrow) includes over 60,000 items selected by librarians to support the academic programs at Leeward CC. Books in this collection can be borrowed for up to 28 days. 

Hawaiian-Pacific Collection

This special collection includes books and journals about Hawai'i and the Pacific region. Most items in this collection may be borrowed for up to 14 days. Located on the 2nd floor in the Kapunawai Room (Hawaiian-Pacific Resource Room) and the 3rd floor.

Periodicals Collection

The library subscribes to a wide variety of printed periodical titles.  Periodicals include newspapers, magazines, and journals.   You will find recent issues of magazines such as Time, Newsweek, PC Magazine, Motor Trend and Honolulu on the Current Periodicals Display shelf on the 3rd floor. 

The library also subscribes to the daily Honolulu Star-Advertiser, USA Today, and Financial Times newspapers and the weekly Pacific Business News.  

Reference Collections

This collection includes books that you might consult when starting your research project. You will find encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and atlases here. Other resources include directories, state and federal laws, literary and biographical sources, and statistical sources. 

Course Reserves Collection

This collection includes textbooks and other reading materials placed by instructors for use by their students. Ask for reserve items at the Circulation Desk by course and instructor name. Some instructors place a copy of their textbook on reserve in this collection. Most reserve items are Library Use Only. 

ESL Collection

English as Second Language (ESL) collection includes graded readers for non-native speakers of English. Can be borrowed by students in Leeward CC ESL programs. Located near the Circulation Desk on the 2nd floor.

Regular Library Hours
General Information: (808) 455‑0210
Reference Support: (808) 455‑0379