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Course Reserves: Faculty Info

Submission Deadlines

Course Reserves:
Print/Electronic Reserves
Media Reserves
Controlled Digital Lending

Streaming Reserves

Request Forms

OneSearch - UHM online catalog
For books and media only

  • Click the title 
  • Click Request for Course Reserves (Faculty only)
    • Fill out the online form

PDF Forms:
Print/Electronic Reserves
Media Reserves

Media for Class Showing
Streaming Reserves

In Person:
Hamilton Library Circulation Desk

Course Reserves General Information

Requests and items may be submitted two months to one year in advance. Upon receipt of your completed request the following processing times will apply: 

  • Library materials - 1 day to 3 weeks
  • Personal copies - 1 day to 5 working days. 

Must be copyright and ADA compliant

  • Digitized text reserves - 1 day to 5 working days. 
  • Links to e-books, online articles or streaming media - 1 day to 6 weeks. 

Books - Please remember that any library item may already be in use for another course or faculty. If the same item is used by multiple courses or faculty for differing loan periods then the shorter loan period will be used.

Media - Faculty who wish to borrow items on reserve for another faculty member may do so by getting written permission from them.

Faculty and designated Graduate Assistants may borrow items on reserve for their course on an extended loan period. Reserves fines and fees apply for overdue reserves items.

Books and media belonging to other libraries and collection will not go on reserves; however, we will purchase books we do not have as funds allow. Please allow at least two months for the ordered items to be put on reserve. Only one copy can be purchased due to limited funds. 

Disclaimer for Personal Copies: 
The University of Hawai`i at Mānoa library will not be responsible for any damaged, missing and/or lost personal copy while on reserve. Faculty will be notified to either replace the personal copy or to withdraw it from reserve.

Although staff take all reasonable precautions, personal materials on reserve are at some risk. Do not place valuable or irreplaceable items on reserve.

End of the semester procedures:
Reserve lists and items will automatically be withdrawn from Reserve at the end of the semester.

All links to digitized text, online articles and e-books, and streamed media will be removed at the END of the final exam period.

Personal copies will be delivered to the departmental office. Pick up by faculty are welcomed. Library books will be returned to their respective libraries shelves.


Please send us an e-mail if you have any questions or would like to know more about our services.

e-mail: Print/Electronic Reserves
e-mail: Media/Streaming Reserves

e-mail: Media for Class Showing

Phone: 808-956-7203

Overdue Fines

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.