Physical copies as well as streaming videos may be put on reserve.
Physical copies include media that is owned by the Wong Audiovisual Center 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 the 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 the Wong AV/C.
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. Films copies off the air or 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.
If the film that you request does not have subtitles or captions, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need this content in ADA compliance format.
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 the Wong AV/C and an additional 3-6 weeks for the DVD to be digitized.
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 (email@example.com), Interim Associate University Librarian, Office of Planning, Administration, and Personnel, if you have any questions or concerns.
Please read the Notice of Copyright before signing or typing in your name.
Submit the completed form to Sinclair Library.
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Gregg M. Sinclair Library
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.