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Course Reserves: Faculty Info

Submission Deadlines

Course Reserves
Controlled Digital Lending

Stream on Laulima

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

Online Forms:
Print/Electronic Reserves
Media Reserves
Media for Class Showing

Stream on Laulima

PDF Forms:
Print/Electronic Reserves
Media Reserves

Media for Class Showing
Stream on Laulima

In Person:
Hamilton Library Circulation Desk

General Information for faculty

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

  • Library materials - 3 days to 3 weeks

Must be copyright and ADA compliant

  • Digitized text reserves - 1 day to 5 working days. 
  • Personal copies and reprints - 1 day to 5 working days. 
  • Links to e-books, online articles or streamed media - 1 day to 6 weeks. 

For items that are not in the library's collection and require ordering, please provide a complete citation and allow at least two months for the ordered items to be put on reserve. Only one copy can be purchased due to limited funds. 

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.

Materials from these collections may NOT be placed on Reserve:

  • Hawaiian / Pacific
  • Charlot and all special collections
  • JABSOM Library
  • Periodicals and reference materials
  • Inter-Library Loan
  • UH Systems Libraries

Make arrangements directly with these departments and inform students that items must be used at their respective locations.

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Reserve lists and items will automatically be withdrawn from Reserve at the end of the semester.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

Reprints and 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

  • $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.