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Loan Periods, Fines, and Fees

Please see our Coronavirus/COVID-19 Page for important updates about changes to library services during the pandemic emergency. Many of the services described below have been affected or are unavailable.

Loan Periods & Overdue Fines

Collection Loan Period Overdue Fines
General Collection 28 days $0.25/day
Hawaiian/Pacific Collection 14 days $0.25/day
ESL Collection (Leeward CC Students Only) 14 days $0.25/day
Juvenile Collection 14 days $0.25/day
Best Sellers Collection 21 days $0.25/day
DVDs 7 days $1/day
Laptops & Chargers 4 hours (On-campus use only) $1/hour
Headphones 3 hours $1/hour
Course Reserves 3 hours (in the Library) or 3-days $1/hour, or $10 for 3-day loans

Hourly fines are assessed for whole or partial hours since the due time. In other words, if a laptop is returned between one and 60 minutes late, a $1 fine will be charged; a laptop returned between 61 and 120 minutes (two hours) late will incur a $2 fine, etc. Similarly, daily fines are assessed for whole or partial days. A book with $0.25/day fine rate will incur a fine of 25¢ if returned on the day after it was due.

The library assesses fines and fees to ensure that everyone has equal access to materials and equipment.  A failure to return items by the stamped due date (books) or by the verbally stated time (laptops & equipment) will result in overdue fines.  When items are overdue for a long time, they may be declared lost and replacement and processing fees will be assessed in addition to overdue fines. Damaged items are assessed on case-by-case basis. 

Balances under $10.00

Library accounts with balances under $10.00 are still considered in good standing and borrowing privileges are available.

Library Holds

 Balances of $10.00 and above

Library accounts with balances $10.00 and over are not in good standing and borrowing privileges are blocked until a payment is received. The library also places a block on a student's account in Banner, the university's student information system, which blocks registration, graduation, and  transcript requests.  

Making Payments

Making Payments

  • Library:  Cash and check payments are accepted at the library's Circulation Desk
  • Additional Payment Options:
    • Telephone: Credit card payments can be taken over the phone by calling the UH-Mānoa Hamilton Library Business Office at (808) 956-7203.
    • Cashier's Office [New Window] - Payments for fines and fees by cash, check, and credit card payment are accepted if the amounts are posted to a student's Banner account. See library staff for details.
Regular Library Hours
General Information: (808) 455‑0210
Reference Support: (808) 455‑0379
Kapunawai: (808) 455‑0681