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Learning Commons & Library Hours

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.

Tips for an optimal study experience

  • Know your Study Zone. Be mindful of those around you. The Library has three study zones: Collaborative, Quiet, and Silent. 
  • Keep it to yourself. Always use headphones and play the volume to a moderate level to limit sound leakage.
  • Keep it clean. Deposit your trash in the receptacles in the stairwells. 
  • Need power? Mobile batteries are available to power your devices if an outlet is unavailable.
  • Need headphones? Go to the Circulation desk on the Main floor to borrow a set.
  • Need to print? Send your print job to the printer located on the Main floor. More info
Learning Commons Map Fall 2023

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

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.

Online Bookings

Mobile Devices

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

Group Study Rooms 

Groups of 2 to 4 people may schedule the use of one of two group study rooms for an hour. Students may extend use into a second hour if no one else has booked the room. The group must include at least one current Leeward CC student.

General Assistance

If you have any questions, please contact the Circulation Desk, Main Level:

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.

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

Research Quick Links

Mobile Power Unit

Mobile Power Units 

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!

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Restricted to Leeward CC patrons 

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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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