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Course Reserves: Print/Electronic Reserves Info

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Library Books

To place a library book on reserve, please check Faculty Info.

Materials from these collections may NOT be placed on Reserve:

  • Hawaiian / Pacific
  • Charlot and all special collections
  • Public Health Library
  • Periodicals and reference materials
  • Inter-Library Loan
  • UH Systems Library

Make arrangements directly with these departments and inform students that items must be used at their respective locations.

For items that are not in the library's collection and require ordering, please supply as much information as possible (publisher, distributor, address/telephone, year, ISBN #, etc). Please allow at least two months for the ordered items to be put on reserve. Only one copy can be purchased due to limited funds. 

Processing time:
Library books - 3 days to 2 weeks
Purchased books - Allow at least two months

Personal Copies or Photocopied Materials on Reserve

Bring your personal copy (PC) or photocopied materials to Sinclair Library Wong Audiovisual Center

If you have a photocopied version of the text you like to put on reserve then please be sure to provide the 'Title Page' and the 'Copyright Page' along with the text. Faculty are responsible for obtaining copyright permission for items they request to be placed on reserve. ~Check Copyright Info~

Processing time: 1 day to 5 working days

Electronic Reserve

Faculty are responsible for obtaining copyright permission for items they request to be placed on reserve. ~Check Copyright Info~

  • We will check the requested materials to see if they are available electronically.
  • If they are we will make a link to it.
  • If not we will check to see if the material falls within copyright.
    • If it is copyright compliant, we will scan the allotted amount and place it on electronic reserve.
    • If it is not we will notify the faculty with the reason and try to work something out.
  • All electronic reserve materials will be taken down at the end of the semester.
  • If you have a photocopied version of the text you like to put on electronic reserve then please be sure to provide the 'Title Page' and the 'Copyright Page' along with the text.

Processing time:
Digitized text reserves - 1 day to 5 working days for every 25 pages. Must be copyright compliant
Links to online articles 1 day to 3 weeks. Must be copyright compliant

Submitting forms

Fill out a Print/Electronic Reserve Instructions and Form

Please read the Copyright Info page before signing or typing your name.

An email will be sent to the address provided when the materials go on reserve.

Submit the completed form to Sinclair Library.

  • Save a copy and send it as an attachment to reserves@hawaii.edu
  • In person at the Wong Audiovisual Center (Sinclair Library 3rd floor) during normal business hours.  Printed forms are also available at the Wong AV/C
  • FAX - 808-956-5952
  • By postal or campus mail to:

    University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
    Gregg M. Sinclair Library
     2550 McCarthy Mall
     Honolulu, HI 96822

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