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Course Reserves: Print/Electronic Reserves Info

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

Library Books and Personal Copies

Physical copies may be put on reserves:

  • Print Reserve - Library books that are owned by Hamilton Library and faculty's personal copies.
  • Personal Copies - Bring your personal copies to the Hamilton Library Circulation Desk.
  • The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library will not be responsible for any damaged, missing and/or lost personal copy, photocopy or reprint while on reserve. Faculty will be notified to either replace the personal copy or to withdraw it from reserves.

Books 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. 

Processing time:
Library books - 1 day to 2 weeks
Purchased books - Allow at least two months

Electronic Reserves

Faculty are responsible for obtaining copyright permission for items they request to be placed on reserve. ~Check Copyright Info~

  • We will check the requested materials to see if they are available electronically.
  • If they are we will send you the link.
  • If not, we will check to see if the material falls within copyright.
    • If it is copyright compliant, we will scan the allotted amount and place it on electronic reserve.
    • If it is not we will notify the faculty with the reason and try to work something out.
  • Hamilton Library materials - We will scan up to 20% of a print title.
  • Hawaiian and Pacific Collection materials - We will submit your request to the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections of one chapter from a book (or 10% whichever is larger)
  • All electronic reserve materials will be removed at the END of the final exam period.
  • If you have a photocopied version of the text you like to put on electronic reserve then please be sure to provide the 'Title Page' and the 'Copyright Page' along with the text.

Processing time:
Digitized text reserves - 1 day to 5 working days. Must be copyright compliant
Links to online articles 1 day to 5 working days. Must be copyright compliant


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

Phone: 808-956-7203