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Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Information: Library Services

Library Service Impacts

Updated May 28, 2020

Library Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (excluding holidays)

Library Access & Service Changes

Due to infection control protocols, the building is closed. Services provided online, by phone or by e-mail, except as noted below. Services are only available to UH students and employees.
  • Contact the Circulation Department for general questions and assistance with course reserves, borrowed library materials, and your library account via e-mail at lcccirc@hawaii.edu or phone at (808) 455-0210.
  • Consult with a librarian for assistance with research via e-mail at lccref@hawaii.edu, phone at (808) 455-0379, or online chat(opens new window). You can start an online chat by clicking on the green tab along the right edge of most library web pages.

Available Services

  • Research assistance via phone, e-mail, or chat/Zoom teleconference
  • Request for scans of Reserve Collection materials. Submit your scanning request here. (Rev. Apr 3)
  • Request books and videos from our collection. (Rev. May 28)
  • Printouts, for current Leeward CC students only. Submit your file by 2:00 p.m. for same-day pickup. One print job per day, 30 pages max. Submit your printing request here. (Rev. Apr 3)
  • Borrowing laptops. Request a laptop here. Pick-up available Tuesdays 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. (Rev. April 7)
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Unavailable Services

  • Using the library/Learning Commons as a place to study or meet
  • Use of the desktop computers in the library/Learning Commons, including the Digital Media computers.
  • Browsing the library shelves.
  • We are unable to accept cash to pay for library fines and fees at this time. See other payment options, including calling the UH-Mānoa Hamilton Library Business Office at (808) 956-7203 to make a credit card payment.
  • Photocopying. Photocopying is available at the Copy Center (as of Mar. 24).
  • Access to Learning Resource Center or Writing Center offices – all LRC and WC tutoring is online.
  • KiMOBEAN coffee shop.

Borrowed Library Materials and Laptops

If you renew books, they will be due on August 14th. (Rev May 18)

If you have borrowed books and they were originally due between March 1st and August 13th, the due date has been extended to August 14th. (Rev. May 4)

Overdue fines accrued on or after March 13th will be waived.

Requests for materials from other libraries will not be fulfilled.

For Faculty

The library has a wealth of online articles, e-books, and streaming videos in its research databases. See this guide to linking to these resources in e-mails, Laulima course pages, and other online reading lists. The need to fulfill our contractual obligations to our database vendors requires special steps to be taken for the links to work for students accessing these materials from home.

Online Library Resources and Services

Many of our information resources are online. These include research databases that allow you to search for and read magazine, newspaper, and journal articles, as well e-books. We also have streaming video services. These resources are all available through the library's website.

Many of our database vendors are temporarily making additional resources available that are not normally part of our subscriptions.

If you have difficulty accessing these online resources, please see the Database Access Help page for troubleshooting instructions.

Online Collections Available During the Crisis

  • National Emergency Library – A collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
Regular Library Hours
General Information: (808) 455‑0210
Reference Support: (808) 455‑0379
Kapunawai: (808) 455‑0681