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Course Reserves New Location and Announcement

The Library is here to help!

The first floor is open with Spring semester hours. Current UH ID’s are required to enter the Library. Socially distant study seating is available. Cleanliness and safety practices are in place.

Our Remote Resources are available 24/7. Books stacks remain closed. Request physical materials through Request, Sign, Grab and Go. Contact Reference Librarians via LibChat and emailLearning and Research Skills videos offer tips in using OneSearch to find materials. Visit our FAQ.



Course Reserves - Update and Advisory for Spring 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.

Additionally, any returned materials, including course reserves, will have a 72 hour quarantine before others can use it, making these materials less accessible than usual.

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 Summer 2021 and 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

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