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Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Information: Library Services

Library Service Impacts

Updated August 24, 2021

Library Hours

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

Library Access, Service, & Policy Changes

  • A LumiSight UH daily health check, and a LumiSight-registered COVID vaccination or recent test is required to enter the library.
  • Face covering must be worn at all times.
  • Capacity is limited. Groups of up to two people allowed to study or work together.
  • Visitors to the college: Please call 455-0210 for further information about entering the library.

Available Services

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Unavailable Services

  • Use of the group study rooms.
  • Access to the Kapunawai Room.
  • Use of the quiet study area on the upper level.
  • Access to the instruction area on the upper level.
  • KiMOBEAN coffee shop.

Special Policies

  • Library staff will check for LumiSight UH clearance for anyone entering the Library/Learning Commons. The LumiSight system provides for a daily check of COVID-19 symptoms, and records documentation of vaccination and test results. LumiSight indicates compliance with University of Hawaii campus access policy. LumiSight is available through Apple iOS or Android smartphone apps, or through the web. 
  • Face covering must be worn at all times.
  • No consumption of food or beverages.
  • No groups larger than two people.

Borrowed Library Materials

Some books you have checked out might not be renewable online through the Primo online catalog. If you originally borrowed the item before April 2020, contact the library for assistance. (Added Aug. 14, 2020).

Overdue fines accrued on or after March 13th, 2020 will be waived.

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 system we use to allow our patrons to access these resources while off-campus requires special steps to be taken when linking to them.

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