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Novel Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Information: Library Services

Library Service Impacts

Updated January 10, 2021

Library Hours

Services: Monday-Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (excluding holidays)
Services provided online, by phone or by e-mail.
Building Access: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Learning Commons (Library, LRC, & Writing Center) is open to students by appointment. Admission without appointment only if space is available. Contact us to pick up materials and equipment outside of these hours.

Library Access, Service, & Policy Changes

Access to the building is restricted to University of Hawaiʻi students and employees. Capacity is limited. You must check in with current UH identification to enter. (Updated Aug. 14)

Available Services

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Unavailable Services

  • Access to the upper level.
  • Browsing the library book collections.
  • KiMOBEAN coffee shop.

Special Policies

  • LumiSight health check is required before coming to campus.
  • Face covering must be worn at all times.
  • No consumption of food or beverages.
  • No group studying or working in groups.
  • Some books may not be available for borrowing, due to a contractual obligation with HathiTrust, an organization giving us temporary online access to scanned books.
  • Library services and facilities are not available to the general public. Guests of students, including children, will not be admitted.

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).

Overdue fines accrued on or after March 13th 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