By-the-Numbers: A Story of HPU Libraries Resources and Services

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By Elizabeth Torres, HPU Libraries, Head of Public Services 

This spring semester, the Libraries already robust digital infrastructure made for a smooth transition during changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our HPU Libraries By-the-Numbers infographic highlights select library resources and services that enhance the experience of the HPU community. The library collection boasts thousands of ebooks, over one hundred databases, and a multitude of research guides crafted specifically for HPU's academic disciplines and courses. Librarians are continuing to offer classroom instruction in an online format, group or one-on-one virtual research consultations, and reference help via email, phone, and our 24/7 chat service. 

Behind the scenes, librarians continue to build and curate our collections and ensure access to all of our electronic resources. Library staff are also securing interlibrary loans, sharing news about updates to the libraries, and doing our part to keep visitors to our physical locations safe. The impact of the Libraries goes beyond numbers, as our team works on multiple projects to have positive interactions online. Attend an upcoming book club meeting, or check out our Insta for de-stress DIY activities, and be part of our story!  

The 2019-2020 Academic Year Libraries By-the Numbers Infographic posted here is by Librarian Laila Brown. 

Photo of HPU’s Downtown Library, newly opened in Fall 2019 and located at Waterfront Plaza, at the gateway to Kakaako and only minutes away by foot to Aloha Tower Marketplace, the hub of the University’s campus.