Library security cameras

The library now has 18 security cameras. The cameras record various parts of the library 24 hours a day. We hope you feel safer, but make sure you use commonsense.
  • Do not leave your belongings, including laptops, unattended
  • If someone is bothering you, contact a library staff person immediately.
  • You can always call campus security at 984-3255 or in a dire emergency, dial 911.

Halloween in the library!

Last Tuesday the UHMC Head Start children had a great storytime in our library!  Dorothy Tolliver and Betsy Knight read stories and did fun fingerplays with the children.  All of this contributes to building children's language.  When they have lots to talk about and think about, they want to communicate it, and the motivation to read and write is much stronger.  The children's ages range from just turned 3 to almost 5, and the younger ones have a much shorter attention span, but Dorothy and Betsy kept it active and engaging so that even our youngest stayed engaged.

Daniel Kruse Photography Exhibit Reception

Everyone is invited to the library to view Daniel Kruse's Photography Exhibit Reception!

Daniel is a Computer Science assistant professor at the University of Hawaiʻi Maui College. He bought his first camera when he was 15, a Minolta SRT-101. Many cameras later he is now shooting with a Canon 7D with a Canon 24-7mm L-series lens as his primary lens.

Daniel's photos on display are from many different places, and of many different subjects. He enjoys diversity in styles and subjects.

The photography exhibit will be on display through the end of October.

New Database: SocINDEX

The library has a new database: SocINDEX with full text!

SocINDEX™ is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. Its extensive scope and content provide users with a wealth of extremely useful information encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study.

The database features more than 2.1 million records with subject headings from a 20,000+ term sociological thesaurus designed by subject experts and expert lexicographers. This product also contains informative abstracts for more than 1,300 "core" coverage journals dating as far back as 1895. In addition, this file provides data mined from more than 450 "priority" coverage journals as well as over 2,950 "selective" coverage journals. Further, extensive indexing for books/monographs, conference papers, and other non-periodical content sources is included. Searchable cited references are also provided.

poi dogs in the library

As part of the UHMC LAUNCH PARTY this Friday, the library is hosting a
Paintings & Poetry exhibit from 4:30 to 8:30pm. This event features
paintings by Pat Masumoto and Mike Takemoto from their recent Schaefer
International Gallery “Poi Dog” exhibit.

At the library's exhibit opening on Friday August 25, Pat Masumoto will perform
her poetry that relates to her paintings.  In her series of “poi dog”
paintings and poetry that offer us a view of growing up in Lahaina,
Masumoto remembers absorbing the domestic aesthetics of the
Portuguese, Japanese and Hawaiian households.

As a UHMC professor, Mike Takemoto is no stranger to human diversity,
and he gives us a sampling of this experience in his portraits of
family, friends and his art students.

The pidgin term “poi dog” was chosen by the group of talented artists
as the name for the remarkable Schaefer Gallery exhibit, describing
both the mixture of all of us and within each of us. At Friday's
presentation of "poi dogs," paintings and poetry collide, alongside a
library collection of materials that consider the literal and
conceptual aspects of "poi dog."

This paintings & poetry exhibit will be viewable in the UHMC Library
through the month of September.

Fall 2011 Library Hours

Monday to Thursday 8 AM to 6 PM
Friday 10 AM to 4 PM
Closed: Saturday, Sunday, all state holidays, November 25

Need to cite your work? create a bibliography?

So you need to write a paper, no problem! Come to the library and we will help you get the resources you need to ace it. But, what about managing citations? The UHMC Library can help you with that too. Give EasyBib a try.

Managing citations is one of the most difficult tasks associated with college term papers. EasyBib offers a solution to this problem with a friendly web-based interface designed for both automatic citation generation and manual entry.

EasyBib provides you with the following:
  • Citation management
  • Autocite functionality
  • Cite over 50 source types
  • Export to MS Word
  • Citation management tools
  • MLA style
  • APA style
  • Chicago style
  • Footnotes formatting
  • Parenthetical formatting
  • Third-party database import
  • Website quality check
  • Virtual notecards
  • Cornell note-taking system
  • Dynamic outlining

Do I kiss you, bow, or shake your hand?

The library has a wonderful new resource, Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands.

This database provides essential international business etiquette practices.

  • When in Egypt, is it customary for the guest or the host to begin eating first?
  • At what point in a meeting in Japan is it considered polite to start talking business?
  • What drives local economies in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China)?
  • In which countries does a "yes" answer actually mean no?
  • What safety precautions are essential when traveling in Turkey?
Answers to these and other questions aren't just trivia; they're vital information for executives, managers, sales and marketing specialists.

Measurable success in the global marketplace begins with an expert understanding of international business etiquette, practices, and cultural cues. Without it, businesses and organizations cannot develop a competitive network of customers, suppliers, and, most important, talent.

Created by a division of the McGraw-Hill Companies, Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands delivers essential knowledge via an innovative e-learning tool for students and business people who are learning about or working abroad, traveling for business, or managing global teams from a domestic location. It empowers people to open borders, minds, and markets in more than 60 countries around the world.

Each comprehensive country profile includes:
  • Country Background—history, government, language, cultural viewpoint
  • Tips on Doing Business—local style, typical business values
  • Cultural Orientation—cognitive styles, values, decision making
  • Cultural IQ Quiz—avoid costly faux pas (If presented with a gift in China, is it considered rude not to open it in front of your hosts?)
  • Know Before You Go—streaming weather, driving orientation, getting around
  • Protocol—greetings, forms of address, dress, dining, gifting conventions
  • Business Practices—importance of punctuality, negotiation practices, entertaining
  • Cultural Notes—Do's and don’ts for conversations, common misunderstandings
  • Key Phrases in Local Languages—with audio to ensure correct pronunciation
  • Holidays—Up-to-date calendar of official holidays
  • Downloadable Content that gives easy, portable access to these and other features anywhere in the world

Summer Hours 2011

 Summer hours start May 13.

Monday to Thursday 10 AM to 5 PM

closed:  Friday, Saturday, Sunday, all state holidays.

Happy Happy, come get food

Happy Cinco de Mayo, Boys' Day, Last Day of Classes!

Come over to the library today at 11 AM and get some food to fuel you through the busy day ahead. Good luck on your finals!!

Safari Books Online

The UHMC Library now has a subscription to Safari Books Online, an amazing collection of about 4,000 technology books and other resources accessible online.

What is especially cool about SBO products for network administrators and software developers is that you can copy code snippets directly from your browser window and paste them into your live development environment.

Think of it this way when you visit Borders or Barnes and Noble, you flip through a handful of books and glean perhaps a bit of information here, a bit of information there, and so forth. On the other hand, with Safari Books Online you can run a keyword search across thousands of volumes, aggregating search results by relevance, by date, or by some other criterion of your choosing.

Fines and fees

The UHMC Library is a University of Hawaiʻi System library. All the UH Libraries have a standard circulation policy and charge standard fines and fees. You can see an overview of all the policies and codes at the UHMC Library's website's Borrowing + Polices and Procedures page.

Here is a summary of the University of Hawaiʻi's standard fines and fees:


These standard loan and renewal periods apply to books in the main collections. They do not apply to special collections of books (e.g., Library Use Only or Hawaiian). All books are subject to holds and recalls.

BOOKS(Item Type, not format) Loan and Renewal Period Renewals Grace Period Overdue Fines $10 Maximum Guaranteed Loan When Recalled Recall Rate
$10 Maximum
Undergraduate Students 28 days 5 0 $.25/day 14 days $.50/day
Graduate Students 91 days 5 0 $.25/day 14 days $.50/day
Faculty/Staff 182 days 99 0 $.25/day 14 days $.50/day

Audiovisual Media

These standard loan and renewal periods apply to audiovisual media in the Main collections. They do not apply to special collections of media (e.g., Library Use Only or Reserves).

AV/MEDIA(Item Type, not format) Loan and Renewal Period Renewals Grace Period Overdue Fines $10 Maximum Holds or Recalls
Undergraduate Students 4 days 1 0 $1/day N/A
Graduate Students 4 days 1 0 $1/day N/A
Faculty/Staff 4 days 1 0 $1/day N/A
Note: These audiovisual media loan periods and fines apply ONLY to walk-in transactions, not media that is booked through the Media Scheduling/Booking module.

Lost Item Replacement

Default Lost Charges Fines and Processing Fee Declared Lost
BOOKS $60 Accumulated fines of $10 and $10 processing fee (you will be charged both a $10 fine and a $10 processing fee per item for a total of $20 per item even if the item is returned) 41 days
AV/MEDIA 11 days
Note: Lost Item refers to any library item charged out to a borrower that has not been returned within a specified period of time.

Fines of $10.00 or more will block patrons from borrowing any additional library materials until the fines are paid. Other sanctions may apply including: withholding of grades, transcripts, and registration for classes and/or submittal to a collection agency or to the Hawaii State Tax Setoff program until the fines are paid.

If you reach the maximum fine for an item ($10), the item  is considered "lost." If you return this "lost" item you you will be still charged both a $10 fine and a $10 processing fee per item for a total of $20 per item.

Previous post on this subject. 

Spring Break hours

The UHMC Library will be closed during the week of spring break, March 21 - 25. We will resume our normal spring hours on March 28.

Maui Friends of the Library gift to UHMC Library

Maui Friends of the Library, as part of a grant from the estate of C. Bruce Staiger, has donated $36,000 to the University of Hawaii Maui College to purchase 12 years of missing microfilm editions of The Honolulu Advertiser. The purchase involved 353 microfilm reels from 1961 to 1973.
Pages from the last edition of The Honolulu Advertiser, among those now available on microfilm at the University of Hawaii Maui College Library, are displayed by (clockwise from left) Lisa Sepa, UHMC Library department chair; Dorothy Tolliver, Maui Friends of the Library president; and students Heather Wilkerson and Julius Agdeppa.

We have lots of magazines....

Did you know you can access over 27,000 magazines, periodicals, and newspapers at the UHMC Library? That's a big pile of magazines! You can access our periodical databases from our "Search Us" page.

To make your search a little easier and much faster, try the "All-in-One" search. You can search all our databases at once, or just select as many as you want. And to make it even better, you can also search for books at the same time.

Introducing Voyager mobile

Use your smart phone or other QR scanner enabled device to quickly search the UHMC Library's book catalog.

Search Stories

Google released this cool online app that makes "Search Stories." These would be a nice way to spice up a presentation or online course. It is easy and fun.

You can make one too.

Small kid time

The library's latest display is on the many aspects Childhood.

Highlighted are items from the UHMC Library collection on child development and education, psychology, and cultural aspects.

Also on display are some favorite children's books from the library's Early Childhood Education Reserve collection. This is a collection of books that supports the college's preschool teacher program.

Come over and take a look. Let us know what your favorite children's book is.

Embed Films on Demand videos

This is great news. You can now embed a Films on Demand player in your webpages. This means your online course content can have the film embedded, just like YouTube and other online video services.

This will work seamlessly on campus and the video will be immediately available to view. Off campus students will need to login to Films on Demand first, from the library home page.

To embed these films in Laulima pages, please refer to the library's visual tutorial.

Films on Demand is the UHMC Library's online streaming video service. If you haven't looked at Films on Demand lately, please do. It is updated each month with new films. The service hosts almost 10,000 videos.

New! All-in-one search!

The library has a great new tool to assist you in finding materials. It is an "all-in-one search" application.

You can now search most of the UHMC Libraryʻs databases resources (books, videos, music, ebooks, articles, etc.) all at once!

If you have used Hamilton Libraryʻs all-in-one search, you know the superiority of this kind of search.

If you need help, stop by the libraryʻs reference desk, or contact us remotely.

Spring 2011 Library Hours

Monday―Thursday 8 AM to 6 PM
Friday 10 AM to 4 PM