Physical copies as well as streaming videos may be put on reserve.
Physical copies include media that is owned by Hamilton Library and by faculty and can be put on reserve by submitting a Media Reserve Request form.
Streaming videos are available through UH Library subscription or by submitting a Request to Stream on Laulima form. Restrictions apply; see below.
Although media belonging to other libraries will not be put on reserve in Hamilton Library's Wong Audiovisual Center, we encourage you to include the titles on your Media Reserve List and we will purchase them as funds allow. Please allow a minimum of two months for media that needs to be purchased to be received in Hamilton Library.
Media will be on reserve for the entire semester with a default loan period of 3 hours. Faculty and designated Graduate Assistants may borrow items on reserve for their course on an extended loan period.
Faculty who wish to borrow items on reserve for another faculty member may do so by getting written permission from them.
Before making a request for streaming video, please look over our extensive available streaming resource database. Unfortunately, not all of the databases are searchable via the library catalog.
We will digitize and stream videos on Laulima under the following guidelines:
We reserve the right to refuse to digitize films that have the potential to violate the UH Mānoa Library policy and/or current copyright laws. Personally recorded media from off-air sources or dubs from commercial media must be accompanied by written copyright approval.
When we receive your request form, we will search for a legally streaming copy of the film. If one is found, then we will purchase a streaming license for it, as funds allow. If you are already aware that a video is available via an educational streaming license, then please let us know.
Subtitles and captions will automatically be added to videos when they are available, unless specifically requested otherwise. When a video does not have subtitles, you can email email@example.com for subtitle requests. Manual subtitling for ADA compliance format can take up to six weeks. Only films in English of Spanish dialog are required to be subtitled. For videos available from subscription services, subtitles may or may not be available from the service providing the video. For videos obtained through Digital Site Licenses, captions and subtitles cannot be altered due to digital rights restrictions.
If we do not own a copy of a film that you would like to have in streaming format or is not available for streaming online, then we will purchase a DVD copy, as funds allow. Please allow a minimum of two months for media that needs to be purchased to be received in Hamilton Library and an additional 3-6 weeks for the DVD to be digitized.
For each semester, at the earliest, streaming videos will become available the first day of classes, and will be removed at the end of final exams.
If a video is already available on commercial streaming services such as Amazon or Netflix, we will not digitize the video. We believe from a Spring 2016 survey that between 75-90% of undergraduate students at UHM have access to Netflix; those who do not currently have access can either watch the film on physical reserves or sign up for Netflix for the semester, often for less than the cost of a textbook. Amazon digital movies can also be rented individually for a small fee.
Please contact Vicky Lebbin (firstname.lastname@example.org), Interim Associate University Librarian, Office of Planning, Administration, and Personnel, if you have any questions or concerns.
Make a request through OneSearch.
Please read the Notice of Copyright before signing or typing in your name.
Submit the completed form to Hamilton Library Circulation Desk.
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Hamilton Library Access Services
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822
Requests may be submitted two months before the beginning of the semester and are processed in the order that they are received.
Recommended dates to submit Requests to Stream on Laulima
Processing time for physical copies usually takes 1-5 working days; for streaming video it may take up to six weeks per video.
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