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Course Reserves: Media/Streaming Reserves Info

Physical copies and streaming video

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.

Physical copies

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.

Streaming Video

Before making a request for streaming video, please look over our extensive available streaming resource database.  Not all of the databases, unfortunately, are searchable via the library catalog.

We will digitize and stream videos on Laulima under the following guidelines:

  • UH Mānoa Library or you own the video(s)  
  • Is/Are only shared with students in your course
  • Is/Are required to be seen by all enrolled students in your course
  • Is/Are directly related to course study *NOT for student work outside of class or extra credit
  • After a reasonable search, the streaming version is not available from commercial vendors for individual viewing or educational license                                                 

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.

In an effort to be ADA compliant, the Wong Audiovisual Center will be adding English subtitles (if available) as a default to the streaming videos that we are digitizing.  When you fill out the Request to Stream on Laulima form, please specify your preferred language if it is other than English.  You may also request that we add subtitles to previous versions of streaming videos that we digitized.

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.

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.

If there is a film in our collections that only exists in VHS or other obsolete form and has never been issued commercially in a digital form, then it may be a candidate for digitization for preservation.

Please contact Krissy Kahikina-Lou, interim Audiovisual Librarian, at sinc@hawaii.edu, if you have any questions or concerns.

Submitting forms and Processing times

Download the Media Reserve Request form for physical copies and/or the Request to Stream on Laulima form for streaming videos.

Please read the Notice of Copyright before signing or typing in your name.

Submit the completed form to Sinclair Library.

  • Save a copy and send it as an attachment to avreserv@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

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 from three to six weeks.

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Streaming Video Subscriptions

UH Library subscribes to some wonderful streaming video collections.  You will need to use your UH username and password to log in and view these videos.