Got a car? look at this!

The library now subscribes to ALLDATA, the leading provider of electronic diagnostic and repair information and services for the automotive service industry.
Manufacturer TSBs and recalls updated daily
Crisp, clear OEM wiring diagrams with connector, ground, power distribution and splice locations
Maintenance tables - view service interval data on one screen
Automatic repair information updates

It was a dark and stormy night...

Have fun and scare yourself with our selection of horror and supernatural choices. On display on the main floor.

it's at LibraryThing!

You can now view book covers, reviews, comments, and bibliographic info for all NEW FICTION & LITERATURE added to the MCC Library’s collection, by clicking:

This link will take you to the MCC Library’s “catalog” at LibraryThing. All new fiction and literature titles arriving in the library are being added to this online catalog on a regular basis. Please bookmark, and visit this site regularly, if you’re interested in viewing what new fiction and lit titles the library is collecting.

LibraryThing is a social cataloging web application intended for storing and sharing personal library catalogs and book lists. We hope that you will enjoy LibraryThing, visit the MCC Library catalog on LibraryThing often, and even create a library-quality catalog of your own books (or books you’re reading) to share with all of us!!

Jeffrey Marzluft

For those of you who remember Jeff, our public services librarian, he is now at Oliver Wendell Holmes Library, at Phillips Academy Andover. He says of his time at Maui, "My time in Hawaii was some of the greatest I have ever experienced. I learned more about my values, my priorities, and myself than at any other time in my life. But I knew I wanted to return to New England to raise my family."

Fall Library Hours

Starting August 20, the library hours will be:

Monday - Thursday 8 AM - 8 PM
Friday & Saturday 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Closed Sunday & all state holidays.

Faster than a spinng cd...

...its Supergirl! Come in to the library and see our super-tastic superhero display. And get a superhero bookmark while you are here.

Podcasts, anyone?

Proving that she is comfortable leading the pack, librarian Ellen Peterson has initiated one of the first campus-wide podcast projects at MCC. A grant made possible by Perkins funds, along with assistance from the Media Center, will allow Ms. Peterson’s library and information literacy instruction videos, as well as footage from a number of MCC courses, to be available as both audio and video podcasts to students.

“Podcasts are becoming an increasingly popular method of instruction on many college campuses because they provide digital content that students can download and take with them on their portable digital devices. For years, instructors at MCC have been making their courses available for viewing online, but now, with podcast technology, students can review course content at home, in the car or at the beach,” says Ellen Peterson.

Although the percentage of students who own iPods seems to be rapidly increasing, Ms. Peterson’s grant has allowed for the purchase of 25 video iPods that the library will loan to students. These iPods can be checked out to students at the library circulation desk, just like books, CDs and DVDs. If this new program is popular, the library plans to continue developing services that embrace new technologies and innovations.

Summer hours

10 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed Saturday

M-Th 10 AM to 6 PM
Friday 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Closed Saturday


Fall Semester hours start 8/20

Encyclopædia Britannica

The library's new online resource, Encyclopædia Britannica, is one of the most complete and accurate information sources in the world. It contains both short and book-length articles on every subject.

In addition to the 73,000 articles of the encyclopedia, the Britannica also includes:
  • Britannica Concise Encyclopedia features over 28,000 short articles. These articles can provide quick answers to questions about history, art, science, and other subjects.
  • Britannica's multimedia database includes thousands of photographs, illustrations, and sound files. You can find these items through search and many also accompany encyclopedia articles.
  • Resources in Britannica's Internet Guide can complement the information found in the encyclopedias. Britannica editors have reviewed thousands of Web sites to ensure their quality and appropriateness.
  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus includes thousands of entries with definitions, pronunciation guides, word histories, synonyms, and antonyms are available through the dictionary and thesaurus.
  • Notable Quotations with more than 4000 quotations from both historical and contemporary men and women on a wide variety of topics can both entertain and provoke new ideas.
  • Gateway to the Classics This selection of 225 works by 140 authors introduces you to the great writing and ideas of the Western world. You can find stories, essays, speeches, and more.

FREE! for a limited time

Thompson Gale is providing free access to 24 of their premiere databases. Databases include:
            • The Making of the Modern World
            • 19th Century Newspapers
            • Declassified Documents Reference System
            • Health and Wellness Resource Center
            • The Shakespeare Collection


The library has a new database: Gallup Brain. this database is a searchable, living record of 70 years of public opinion. Here you'll find answers to more than 136,000 questions, and responses from more than 3.5 million people interviewed by The Gallup Poll since 1935.

Earth Slam!

Slam poetry for the environment...

Monday, April 16, 7 pm
MCC Library Classroom, ground floor

free event! cash prize! refreshments!

Live Poets, Spoken Word Artists and amazing Rhymes will be showcased. Special Slam Guest to participate. Don't miss this one.

Want to perform? sign up & see the rules at Maui Slam. Just want to listen? just show up!

Sponsored by Maui Slam, Maui Sustainability Club, MCC Library.

Student Art Show

The MCC Student Art show is in the library. Come and see the art our talented students have created.

There will be a reception March 21, 12-1 PM. Refreshments will be served.

The MCC Art Department website has more student art on display.

Spring Break Hours

Open: 3/27 - 3/30 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Closed: Monday, 3/26, Prince Kuhio Day & Saturday, 3/31

Staff picks

The library staff has picked their favorite library stuff. Come over and take a look at the staff picks!

Burning Books...

...and Leveling Libraries: Extremist Violence and Cultural Destruction.
A book discussion with Dr. Rebecca Knuth.

  • Saturday, March 17, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

  • Library Classroom, ground floor

  • Light refreshments will be provided

Sponsored by the Maui Count Library Association. For more information call: 984-3583.

Air conditioner back! redux

The A/C is the library is finally fixed!! Bring a sweater.
It is down again! It's back on!

Peace Ribbon Closing Event

Peace Ribbon Closing Event will Feature the Watadas Mon. Feb. 26, 5pm.

Bob and Rosa Watada, father and step-mother of Hawaii war resister Lt.
Ehren Watada, will speak on Monday, February 26 for the closing event of
the Peace Ribbon Project. The free public talk is at 5pm in the
library’s ground floor classroom, co-sponsored by Maui Peace Action,
Code Pink Maui, the MCC Peace Club and the Associated Students of MCC.
The Watadas’ topic is their son Lt. Ehren Watada’s stand for the
Constitution and for a soldier’s constitutional rights. They will also
give an update and answer questions on what may potentially be next for
Ehren, whose court-martial ended in a mistrial on Feb. 7.

The 125 panels of Code Pink’s nationally-traveling Peace Ribbon Project,
each honoring a person or group of persons killed in the Iraq invasion
and occupation are on display in the MCC Library through the 26th of
February. The public may see the exhibit, which is hung on all 3 floors
of the library, between the hours of 8am and 8pm Monday through Thursday
and between 8am and 4:30pm on Friday and Saturday. For more information,
contact Chuck Carletta at 984-3305.

Students, get connected!

UH Students, new computers in the library help you connect to the Internet. If you are a UH student, the library's Internet computers provide fast and easy Internet connectivity.

The computers are for research and don't have the full Office suite or productivity software you will find in Ka Lama Computer Center (a.k.a., The Business Lab) or The Learning Center.

Community users are not permitted to use the library's computers. For the community the public libraries (no affiliation to MCC Library) and the many Internet cafes on the island are availiable for your use.

ebrary : Books online

The library now subscribes to ebrary's Academic Complete, a growing eBook collection that spans all academic subject areas.

Search for online books from many academic subject areas; then you can read, save, and print what you need.

ebrary's goal is to provide the tools you need to conduct research quickly, easily, and efficiently.

With ebrary you can: discover content from leading publishers; optimize online viewing and navigation with the ebrary Reader; expand your research with InfoTools; save and manage research through a Personal Bookshelf and automatic citations.

Peace Ribbon Project

During the month of February, the library is hosting Code Pink's Peace Ribbon Project, a national traveling exhibit of 125 original fabric panels honoring the memory of people - our soldiers, Coalition soldiers from other countries, and Iraqi citizens - whose lives have been lost in the Iraq war and occupation. The Peace Ribbon was displayed at the Hawaii State Library in January and then was carried by 62 Code Pink Women for Peace in the Martin Luther King Day parade in Honolulu this month.

The exhibit's formal opening is on Monday, Feb. 5, at noon, on the lower level of the library. Everyone is invited to view these remembrance panels which have traveled across the nation several times, and to enjoy the oli, speakers, and refreshments. Our speakers for the event are Dick Mayer, retired MCC professor, and W. S. Merwin, Pulitzer prize-winning poet, playwright and author of the novel-in-verse about Molokai, The Folding Cliffs: A Narrative. The noon to 1PM event is free and open to the public.

The MCC Peace Club, Maui Peace Action, Associated Students of MCC, and Code Pink Maui are co-sponsoring the Peace Ribbon Project on Maui in order to honor and memorialize those whose lives have been sacrificed in the war and to increase awareness of this tragic loss among those on our island whose families are not directly involved of the war's toll.

The opening on Feb. 5 coincides with the court-martial of Hawaii's Lt. Ehren Watada, first Army officer to refuse deployment to the Iraq war. There will be information on the reasons for his refusal and updates about his case and how to support him.

Anyone can add a panel to the traveling exhibit in remembrance of someone, or a group of people, who died in the Iraq war. Specific instructions can be found at Code Pink's website and will be available at the Feb. 5 event. New panels will be displayed in Honolulu on Memorial Day and then sent to join the traveling exhibit.

For more information on the project go to CodePink : Peace Ribbon Project.

Browser bookmarklet

Search Amazon or BN? Wondered if UH Libraries has the books you are looking at? This is the bookmarklet for you.

[UH Libraries] <-- drag this bookmarklet to your browser's link toolbar

After you've "installed" your bookmarklet by dragging it to your browser's link toolbar, you can use it to look up books at UH Libraries. Let's say you're on a book-related site (Amazon, BN,, you can click your bookmarklet to check if the book is available at UH Libraries. (Choose a hardcover edition for best results.) The bookmarklet will look up the book in the library catalog and pop up a new window with the result.

thanks to the The LibraryLookup Project

Need Art?

Check out our art database, Grove Art Online.

Grove Art Online provides web access to the entire text of The Dictionary of Art and The Oxford Companion to Western Art. The database offers ongoing additions of new and updated articles, over 3,000 thumbnail art images and line drawings displayed in the text of articles, extensive image links, and sophisticated search and navigation tools.

Who's that man?

The library now subscribes to Current Biography online. This database has more than 15,580 biographies and more than 9,260 obituaries, covering 15,000 individuals prominent from 1940 through today.

All of the profiles and obituaries that have appeared in Current Biography Yearbook since 1940 are available. With more than 15,580 biographies and 9,260 obituaries, covering 15,000 individuals prominent from 1940 through to today, Current Biography provides in-depth biographies of key individuals. Each entry contains 3,000 word profiles as well as up-to-date bibliographic information and is fully searchable.

From politics, the arts, and sports, to science, the world of media and much more, users get the facts on outstanding achievers, past and present. Each entry provides detailed bibliographic information, including profession, gender, birthplace, date of birth, education, race/ethnicity and much more.

Hot hot hot

The library air conditioning has been down for over a month and things are certainly steamy here.

The unit should be repaired by the end of January. In the mean time the campus has hired the People Who Clean to try to keep mold from taking over the building.

So if you are coming to the library, dress lightly and sit in front of one of the many fans scattered around the building.

What DVDs do you want?

Please comment on this blog entry to let us know what DVDs the library should order!!!