Online reference help

Need to ask a librarian a reference question? Can't get to the library? You can still contact us via IM, texting, or phone. We are here!

This service is available to:
  • Currently enrolled students of Maui Community College
  • Members of the faculty and staff of Maui Community College
Ask a Librarian!

FAQ about the library renovation

  • Where will the library be moved to?
    • Library Circulation Services will be located in The Learning Center (TLC).
      • phone 984- 3233
        • Monday & Thursday 10 - 7
        • Tuesday & Wednesday 8 - 4
        • Friday 12 - 5
        • Saturday 10 - 5
        • Sunday 1 - 7
    • Reference Services will be in Ka Lama 106.
      • phone 984-3710
        • Monday Thursday 10 - 6
        • Monday Thursday 6 - 8 by appointment
        • Friday 10 - 4
        • Saturday 9 - 2
  • Why is the building closing?
    • Renovation, new flooring, painting, and air conditioner repair.
  • How long will the building be closed?
    • Approximately 6 months.
  • Will I still be able to borrow books?
    • The library's collection will not be available. You will be able to get books via intra-system loan (ISL) from the other UH system libraries.
    • The library also has a collection of about 70,000 online E-Books from net Library and eBrary.
  • How long does it take to get ISL books?
    • About 10 working days.
  • What is the cost?
    • While the library is closed, ISL books will be free.
  • How about periodical articles?
    • The library has numerous full-text online periodical databases which can be accessed from the Library's homepage.
  • Will I still be able to borrow DVDs?
    • No.
  • Will I be able to borrow reserves?
    • Reserve items will be boxed with the library collection or returned to instructors, who can arrange for students to use them.
  • What circulation services will be offered at TLC?:
    • You will be able to:
      • pay fines and fees,
      • pick up ISL items,
      • return items,
      • make an appointment with a reference librarian.
  • How can I return items when you are closed?
    • You may return items in the library dropbox, outside the TLC.
  • How will I do my research or request ISLs?
    • You can do library research from any Internet enabled computer--at The Learning Center, the Ka Lama Computer Lab, at home, or anywhere!
    • ISLs are requested via the Internet (on any Internet computer), from the library Voyager The Learning Center, the Ka Lama Computer Lab, at home, or anywhere!
  • Where will student IDs be made?
    • Ka Lama Computing Center.
  • What do I do if I need to talk to a librarian?
    • Librarians will be available at various venues and times.
    • You will be able to email, instant message, or call a librarian for help.
    • You will be able to schedule a conference with a librarian.
    • Got to the library's Ask a Librarian page.
  • Will you still be offering library instruction classes?
    • Yes, but not in the library classroom.
  • What do I do if I need to talk to the library staff?
    • You will be able to email, instant message or call a staff member.
  • What will the library staff be doing?
    • Library circulation staff will be providing services from TLC and implementing improvements in the library's systems.
    • Librarians will be providing reference services, teaching library literacy to students in their classrooms, offering workshops, providing individualized teaching of databases and other library resources, and doing special projects.
    • Librarians will be available via email, instant messaging, in person at set times in various campus locations, and by appointment.
    • Librarians will receive faculty requests for acquisitions to support their classes.
    • Technical Services library staff will be processing new materials, maintaining the library's homepage, databases, E-books, digitizing library data and other special projects.
    • The Distance Education Librarian will be visiting the Centers to assess library services, expand and set up services, train staff, and provide instruction.

love and art

Love is in the air and so is art! Come to the library and peruse our current romance and Art in Hawai'i displays.

Spring Semester Hours

we are back to our regular hours:

Monday—Thursday 8 AM to 8 PM
Friday & Saturday 8 AM to 4:30 PM

  • closed Sunday, holidays
  • limited hours during spring break

Old Dead Europeans

There is only one good, knowledge, and one evil, ignorance. Socrates

Come to the library and see why old dead Europeans are still relevant today. Our beginning of the semester display explores the culture and life of the Classical Greeks and Romans. With a little John Belushi thrown in!