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Basic library info you need to know!

Learning Commons & Library Hours

Fall 2022 Learning Commons Map - Main Level

Learning Commons - Main Level

  • Collaborative Study Zone (Green): Main & Upper Levels
    • Collaborative/group study and conversation
  • Quiet Study Zone (Yellow): Upper Level
    • Individual or group study with minimal talking
  • Silent Study Zone (Orange): Upper Level
    • Individual study only; no talking is permitted

Fall 2022 Library Map - Upper Level

Library - Upper Level

  • Collaborative Study Zone (Green): Main & Upper Levels
    • Collaborative/group study and conversation
  • Quiet Study Zone (Yellow): Upper Level
    • Individual or group study with minimal talking
  • Silent Study Zone (Orange): Upper Level
    • Individual study only; no talking is permitted

Research Assistance

Librarians can help with

  • Finding online books and articles
  • Selecting topics and identifying key concepts
  • Searching research databases
  • Reviewing citation style guides

Come see us at the Reference Desk, Upper Level. Or make an appointment or contact us via chat, phone, or email.

Quick Links

Chat with a Librarian

Online chat is available during reference desk hours. Start chatting by clicking on the green Chat with a Librarian tab (right side of the screen for computers or top of the screen for smartphones).

Phone & Email

Contact us by phone: 808-455-0379 
Feel free to email us during or after desk hours: lccref@hawaii.edu

Circulation Services: Online Bookings

Book Equipment

Laptops, iPads, and other electronic equipment are available for current Leeward CC students (or UH students registered for at least 1 Leeward CC class).

 

Book a Group Study Room

Groups of 3 to 4 students may schedule the use of a group study room for an hour per day. A group must include at least one current Leeward CC student. 

 

If you have any questions, please contact the circulation desk:

 

Mobile Power Unit

Mobile Power Units 

See Reference Desk, Upper Level

Steelcase Flex Power Units - Instructions

Power Up!

Steelcase Flex Mobile Power Unit

This portable battery will power your laptop and devices while studying in the Learning Commons & Library.

Specifications

  • 3 USB-C ports and 1 USB-A port
  • 218 watt-hour capacity
  • 117W of total charging output
  • Charges up to 4 devices

Using the Mobile Power Unit

  • Use in the Learning Commons & Library only.
  • Return to charging station when done for recharging.
  • USB ports cannot be used to recharge the unit.

If found, please call Leeward CC Library at 808-455-0210. Mahalo!

Studying in the Library

The Leeward CC Library aims to provide a learning environment that supports the success and well-being of all students. To achieve this, we curate various spaces for diverse learners and their needs.

Please refer to the floor map and information on this page to learn more about our Study Zones.

Library Study Tips

  • Be mindful of those around you. If others are studying quietly, please be considerate.
  • Use headphones at all times. Keep the volume to a moderate level as headphones are prone to sound leakage.
  • Clean up after yourself. Deposit your trash in the receptacles in the stairwells. 
  • Need power? Mobile batteries are available to power your devices. Power cords across walkways are a tripping hazard.

Know your Study Zones

Collaborative Study Zone (Green)

  • Locations: Main Level & Upper Level
    • Main Level - All areas except the Writing Center and LRC.
    • Upper Level - Reference desk, casual seating areas, small group tables, computer stations, instruction area.
  • Policies
    • Collaborative study and conversation are allowed.
    • Course-related Zoom and other videoconferencing sessions with headphones are permitted. 
    • Dry snacks and covered drinks are permitted. See Food & Drink policy.
    • Phone conversations are not permitted.

Quiet Study Zone (Yellow)

  • Locations: Upper Level
    • Lounge chairs with privacy screens and study pods. See map for locations. 
  • Policies
    • Individual study only. 
    • Course-related Zoom and other videoconferencing sessions with headphones are permitted. Minimal talking only.
    • Dry snacks and covered drinks are permitted. See Food & Drink policy.
    • Phone conversations are not permitted.

Silent Study Zone (Orange)

  • Location: Upper Level, Diamond Head/Pearl Harbor quadrant
    • Individual study carrels and adjacent lounge chairs with privacy screens. See map for location.
  • Policies
    • Individual study only
    • No talking is permitted.
    • No videoconferencing is permitted.
    • Dry snacks and covered drinks are permitted. See Food & Drink policy.
    • Phone conversations are not permitted.

Best Sellers

South to America : a journey below the Mason-Dixon to understand the soul of a nation
Origin : a genetic history of the Americas
Gwendy's final task
Elektra
Days of infamy : how a century of bigotry led to Japanese American internment
Project Namahana : a novel
Welcome to St. Hell: my trans teen misadventure : a graphic novel
Afterlives: a novel
Fairy tale : a novel
Squire
We were dreamers : an immigrant superhero origin story
The cook you want to be : everyday recipes to impress
Ali's well that ends well : tales of desperation and a little inspiration
African Town : inspired by the true story of the last American slave ship
House of sky and breath
Pixels of you
Across a field of starlight
The lyrics : 1956 to the present
Stone fruit
Run. Book one
Hell of a book : or, the altogether factual, Wholly Bona Fide story of a big dreams, hard luck, American-Made Mad Kid
This will be funny later : a memoir
Sorrowland : a novel
With teeth : a novel

This collection features a rotating selection of bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from popular authors. 
Restricted to Leeward CC patrons 

Browse all Best Sellers

Learning Commons & Library Survey

UH Students, Faculty, & Staff: Please fill out our survey to let us know how we can improve services. (1-2 minutes of your time!)

Link to survey: go.hawaii.edu/pR2

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