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Library Services: For You (Waiʻanae Moku, Distance Ed., General Public)

Waiʻanae Moku Education Center Students

Research Help

Weekly Reference Hours: 

The WM library book collection and reference support area is located in front of the science lab directly across from the tutor services area.

Schedule a one-on-one online appointment with a librarian.

Or you can call, chat, text, or email a librarian at the Pearl City campus:

Information Literacy Courses

The library has an information literacy skills program based on web-based tutorials and online testing. The version designed for English 24-level classes, introduces students to the various types of information sources (books, periodical, and electronic), and gives basic information about how to find information from these sources. The version designed for English 100-level classes covers these topics in greater depth, and also teaches students how to use specific research tools, and addresses the evaluation of found information for accuracy, bias, and reliability. Mastery of the material is assessed through a Laulima quiz.

For more information, please call a librarian at (808) 455-0379, or e-mail

Borrowing & Returning Library Items - Waiʻanae Moku students only

You can request to have materials from the Pearl City campus and other UH system libraries sent for pick-up at the Waiʻanae Moku Education Center. See the intra-system loan page for more information about requesting materials. . When you place your request, choose "Leeward CC Waianae Moku" from the Pick Up Location menu. Be aware that you'll get the e-mail notification that the item is ready before it's actually available for pickup at Waiʻanae Moku, because the message is automatically generated when the item is processed at Pearl City.

You can also browse the Waiʻanae Moku non-circulating print books collection. Please note that these items are to be used on-campus only. Contact a librarian for more information.

Library items can be returned to Danny Wyatt at the front desk.

Distance Education Students

Distance Education courses are delivered over cable television, two-way interactive video, or the Internet. The library offers services and resources to students who cannot conveniently come to the library in-person.

DE Student ID

Students enrolled in DE courses who are unable to visit either the Pearl City or Waiʻanae campus should contact the Student Life office to inquire about obtaining a student ID card. The student ID serves as your library card at all University of Hawaiʻi system libraries.

Reference Services

Assistance from a reference librarian is available by telephone at (808) 455-0379, e-mail at, or  online chat(opens new window)

Online Research Tools

The library's research databases, online reference works, and other electronic resources are accessible even when you're not on campus. You will need to log in with your UH username and password. If you have difficulty accessing our databases, please see our troubleshooting page.

DE Student Support

For more information about services for DE students, see the Educational Media Center's Distance Education Student Support page. 

General Public

The public is welcome to visit the library.  Please understand that this is not a public library, and our services and collections are focused on serving the needs of the college's students, faculty, and staff.

Members of the public can purchase a UH Libraries Community Borrower Card, which gives limited book borrowing privileges at most UH libraries. Reduced rates for those 60 or older; free for qualifying UH retirees. See Appendix II of the UH Libraries Circulation Policy for more information.

Visitors should know about library policies governing appropriate behavior and proper use of facilities, resources, and services.

Information about the Hawaiʻi State Public Library System is available on its website.

Library Services Available to the General Public

  • General reference and limited research assistance. Serving our students is our primary mission.
  • Use of a limited number of computer stations near the library entrance
  • Printing (requires a print card) and photocopying.

Services Not Available

  • Use of library laptop computers and iPads
  • Use of the college wifi network
  • Access to the library's online research databases and collections beyond the library's public access computers
  • Use of group study rooms
  • Obtaining books from other libraries (also known as intra-system or interlibrary loan).