The Leeward CC Library acquires a broad range of resources to support
academic programs and course offerings. The library's resources include
print and digital collections. You can access the online collections on our Online Research Tools page
. Our print and video collections
are briefly described here.
General Collection: Books covering all subject areas
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: Local and regional titles
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
Periodicals Collection: Newspapers, magazines & journals
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
on the Current Periodicals Display shelf. Older issues are found on
nearby shelving. Current periodicals are shelved in alphabetical order
The library also subscribes to the daily Honolulu Star-Advertiser, USA Today,
and Financial Times
newspapers and the weekly Pacific Business News
Ready Reference and Reference Collections: Start your research hereThis 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.
Reference books are used to obtain basic definitions, background
information, data, and summaries of people, places, and events. They
are designed for quick and easy
access to information and so are usually not read from cover to
cover. As such these books are
designated as Library Use Only
and cannot be borrowed.
The Reference Collection is located on the 3rd floor. The Ready Reference Collection is on the 2nd floor.
Course Reserves Collection: Supplemental course materialsThis collection includes books 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. Most reserve items are Library Use Only
. Some instructors place a copy of their textbook on reserve in this collection.
Video Collection: It's not just books
The library maintains a growing collection of educational and
entertainment videos. The
collection is behind the Circulation Desk so go to the Reference Desk
for help in finding the right video for you. Many videos may be
borrowed for up to 4 days.
ESL Collection: Learning English
This English as Second Language (ESL) collection includes graded readers for non-native speakers of English. Can
be borrowed by students in Leeward CC ESL or ELI programs. Located next
to the Hawaiian-Pacific collection.
Juvenile Collection: Inspiring young readers
A small collection supporting the Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT)
students. This collection contains a variety of juvenile books that are
available for everyone to borrow and enjoy. Find this collection
adjacent to the Bestsellers collection.
Oversized Books: Big and beautiful
that are too large to fit on the shelf where they would normally be shelved are kept on a special range of shelves next to the Library Instruction Area. Many are coffee
table-type books with outstanding images of art, the natural environment, maps, and more.
New Books: Hear ye, hear ye!
The latest acquisitions are found between the Bestsellers and Juvenile
collections. Be sure to check it out on your next visit to the library.
Best Sellers Collection: Popular fiction and non-fiction books
our primary mission is to support the resource needs of the college's
academic programs, the library also acquires books in
popular genres such as mysteries, thrillers, science-fiction, fantasy,
horror, romance, and more. New titles are added every month, so stop by
when you need to find a good read.