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Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Information: Library Services

Library Service Impacts

Library Hours

Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (excluding holidays). Services provided online, by phone or by e-mail, except as noted below.

Library Access & Service Changes

Due to infection control protocols, admission into the building is tightly regulated. In-person services are available 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, or by appointment. 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 or phone at (808) 455-0210.
  • Consult with a librarian for assistance with research via e-mail at, 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.

In-Person Services (10:00  a.m. - 12 noon, or by appointment):

  • Borrow books. Books will be retrieved from the shelves by library staff.
  • Borrow a Dell Windows laptop computer & power supply. Borrowed laptops are due to be returned May 15.
  • Research assistance from a reference librarian.
  • Pick up printouts. Please e-mail your file to be printed to – do not submit via MobilePrint (rev. Mar 30)

Services available 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Research assistance via phone, e-mail, or chat/Zoom teleconference
  • Request for scans of Reserve Collection materials – contact the Circulation Dept.
  • Request for books to be borrowed (pick-up between 10 am - 12 noon) – contact the Circulation Dept.

Services unavailable at this time:

  • Using the library/Learning Commons as a place to study or meet
  • Use of the desktop computers in the library/Learning Commons.
  • 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.

Borrowing/Borrowed Materials

If you borrow or renew books, they will be due on May 15th.

If you have borrowed books and they were originally due between March 1st and May 14th, the due date has been extended to May 15th.

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 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.

Regular Library Hours
General Information: (808) 455‑0210
Reference Support: (808) 455‑0379
Kapunawai: (808) 455‑0681