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Botany 101: Information literacy introduction: Welcome to the UHM Library


Vanilla planifolia

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About the Library


  • Science & Technology Department
    Located in Hamilton Library Addition, four floors of science, medicine, and technology books and journals, with four science librarians to help you.
  • Library Hours
  • Circulation
    Learn more about your borrowing privileges here.  You can also visit them at the desk closest to the entrance on the first floor of the main side of the library.
  • Hamilton Library Maps
    Printable PDF versions of Hamilton Library floorplans are available to help you navigate our collections.
  • Map of Call Number Locations [pdf]
    Most of the science collections (Library of Congress alpha Q-V) will be in the Addition floors 1-4. Exceptions include items marked Folioitems held in Sinclair Library, and Oceanography (Library of Congress alpha GC on the 2nd floor Main)
  • ID Library Registration
    Your UH ID is also your library card but you need to register it with the UH Library. This can be done online or in person at a circulation desk.
  • Presentation Practice Rooms Online Reservation
    There are two presentation rooms in Hamilton Addition; reserve the room by making an online reservation; check in at the circulation desk.
  • Group Study Rooms Online Reservation
    Study rooms are available by online reservation; check in at the circulation desk.
  • ITS Computer Lab
    Computers and printers are located throughout the library for your use.
  • Wireless Internet Access
    Free WiFi access for UHM students, faculty, and staff.  Sign in with your UH username and password.

Contact a Science & Technology Librarian

Sci/Tech Librarians Email:

Sci/Tech Reference Desk Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9 am-4 pm
Closed holidays
All library hours

Sci/Tech Reference Desk Phone:
(808) 956-8263

Botany 101-Library Instruction Handout