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Important Announcement

Due to the recent court ruling in Hachette vs. Internet Archive, Controlled Digital Lending (CDL) requests will not be fulfilled from now until further notice.

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
  • Electronic files and streaming videos

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 and Overdue Fines?

All physical copies of course reserves at UH Mānoa are held at the Hamilton Library Circulation Desk and may be charged out during circulation desk hours

Electronic reserves and licensed streaming videos are available for students to access through OneSearch 24/7. A valid UH username and password is required to view online reserves.

Reserve Fines are applied to overdue physical copies of course reserves. More in FAQ

Fines and Fees

Reserve items must be returned to Hamilton Library Circulation Desk by the date and time indicated.

  • $1.00 per hour or fraction thereof, includes weekends and holidays
  • An item is considered lost when the fine reaches $10.00. Lost charges include the replacement cost of the item, a $10 NON-REFUNDABLE processing fee and accumulated overdue fines.
  • See FAQ for details.


We are accepting Summer 2023 Requests
Online Course Reserves Request Form

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Contact Us

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa | Hamilton Library  |  2550 McCarthy Mall  |  Honolulu, Hawai‘i 96822 USA
808-956-7203 (Main) | 808-956-5968 (Fax) | e-mail for Print/Electronic Reserves | e-mail for Media/Streaming Reserves