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Library Collections

photo building 7Honolulu Community College library collections focus primarily on the various programs of study on campus. The general circulating collection is located upstairs with reference materials and selected special collections found on the first floor. Materials belonging to the closed collection and/or archives are non-circulating; patrons should request the assistance of a reference librarian for access. 

Media: DVDs, videotapes, CDs, etc.

The library has a moderate collection of DVDs, VHS videotapes, and CDs. The majority of these materials are educational in nature and/or curriculum specific. Search availability by title or subject in the Primo Search.

  • Media items are held in the Circulation Department and may be checked out by UH students, staff, and faculty for a 7-day loan. Overdue fines are $1.00 per day per item.
  • Reserve DVDs and videotapes are for library-use only. A media player and equipment headsets are available for use within the library and can be checked out from Circulation. 
  • To prevent damage, videotapes and DVDs must be returned to the Circulation Counter and not in the book return bin. Borrowers are responsible for lost or damaged library materials.

E-Resources (A-Z Databases)

The library is pleased to provide its academic users with online access to thousands of full-text articles, images, and streaming videos through its subscription electronic resources. These online research databases are available 24/7. Off-campus access is restricted to valid HonCC students, faculty, and staff with login authentication required with your UH username and password.

Book Collections

General and Special Collections:
Collection Call Number Prefix Location Loan Period
Circulating (General) [none] 2nd Floor 28 days
Reference Ref 1st Floor Library-Use Only
Hawaii Pacific HawPac 2nd Floor, Diamond Head 14 days
Hawaii Pacific Reference HawPac Ref 2nd Floor, Diamond Head Library-Use Only
Oversize (big books!) Oversize 2nd Floor, Diamond Head 28 days
Juvenile Juv 1st Floor, Diamond Head 28 days
History Special Collection [none] 1st Floor, Diamond Head

28 days

HCC Students, Faculty, and Staff use only

Magazine & Newspaper Back Issues (Print/Microform)

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Back issues of print magazines and newspapers are shelved in the Circulation Department and may be requested at the counter with your UH ID card. Publication dates vary by title. 

The library also has back issues of local newspapers in MICROFILM format. Microform reader machines are located on the first floor. Scanned microforms can be saved as digital files onto a thumb drive. Please seek assistance from library staff.