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Course Reserves New Location and Announcement

The Library is here to help!

The Library building is fully open. Current UH IDs or EWC IDS will be required to enter the Library. Study spaces and the computer lab are available. Cleanliness and safety practices are in place. Masks must be worn at all times.

Our Remote Resources are available 24/7. Contact Reference Librarians via LibChat and email or during in person hours. Learning and Research Skills videos offer tips in using OneSearch to find materials. Visit our FAQ.

Visitors with an identified research need may request a research appointment. If granted, proof of vaccination and government issued ID will be required.


Course Reserves - Update and Advisory for Fall 2021

Given the uncertainties surrounding Covid-19, it is possible that access to our course reserves might be limited during upcoming semesters.  If the virus begins to spread on campus, there is a chance that we may need to close Hamilton Library again for some or all of a semester.

In light of this, we recommend assigning digital course materials in lieu of placing physical materials. Some helpful strategies to support these efforts include:


We are accepting Fall 2021 Reserves Requests. 
Due to the uncertainty, we encourage all faculty to use digital materials 

in lieu of placing physical materials on course reserves. 


If we have it in an electronic/streaming form we will put that on reserve.
If we do not, we will buy electronic/streaming versions when possible.

Please contact your Subject Librarian, they will help you find titles that will meet your needs.
Email Print Reserves for print items ~~~~~ Email Media Reserves for Media items

Please checkout the databases below for alternate resources.  
A-Z Database: ebooks
A-Z Database: textbooks
A-Z Database: streaming
A-Z Databases: Full list of the Library databases, including trial access
Video and Film Resources: Online Video Resources

What are Course Reserves?

Reserves are course-related materials that UH Mānoa faculty have placed in the library for their students to use: books, textbooks, videos, DVDs, CDs, copies of journal articles, notes or copies of exams, faculty's personal copies, and electronic and streaming reserves. The items can be checked out for a limited amount of time so that all students are given the chance to access the materials. All items are taken off reserve at the end of the semester.

Where are Course Reserves Kept?

All physical copies of course reserves at UH Mānoa are held at the Hamilton Library Circulation Desk and may be charged out during business hours.  Electronic reserves are available for students to access through OneSearch 24/7. A valid UH username and password is required to view online reserves.

Location and Hours


Please see announcement on the Homepage


Contact Us

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa | Hamilton Library  |  2550 McCarthy Mall  |  Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822 USA
808-956-7203 (Main) | 808-956-7109 (Fax) | Email for Print/Electronic Reserves | Email for Media/Streaming Reserves