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Sinclair Library: Wong Audiovisual Center

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Mailing Address

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Gregg M. Sinclair Library
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822

Street Address

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Gregg M. Sinclair Library
2425 Campus Road
Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-8308
Fax: (808) 956-5952

About the Center

desks at Wong Audiovisual Center


Located on the third floor of Sinclair Library, serves University of Hawai'i at Mānoa students, faculty and staff, other University of Hawai'i colleges, visiting scholars, and visitors from the community.

The Center contains video & audio media including a large number of feature films in English and other languages. Items may be borrowed for a period of 7 days with proper UH identification. Items may also be renewed once online on the due date for an additional loan period of 7 days.

The Course Reserves service for faculty to place course hard copies or digital copies materials that can be borrowed by students. There is also an advance booking service for classroom showing of AV materials called Media for Class Showing (UH Faculty). Equipment is available at the Wong AV Center for viewing all media types in the collections.


Dedicated on January 23, 1987, the Harry C. & Nee-Chang Wong Audiovisual Center was made possible through a generous gift from the Harry C. & Nee-Chang Wong Foundation. The continued generosity of the Wong Foundation has made it possible for the Center both to keep up with technological developments in the area of media and to provide resources and equipment for student and faculty use.


The Wong Audiovisual Center's strengths include one of the best moving images collections on Hawai'i and the Pacific Islands. The Center pays special attention to acquiring, reformatting and preserving materials. The Center regularly tapes off-air and preserves most locally produced programs on Hawai'i. Other outstanding collections include those on Asian Americans, Asia, Art, Architecture and the Performing Arts. A carefully selected collection of print media reference tools supports the Center's acquisition and reference services.The Wong Center staff endeavors to provide an excellent level of service to honor our continuing relationship with the Wong Family.

Feature Films from our Collection


Overdue Fines:

To facilitate the prompt return of library materials, fines are assessed at the following rates:

  • $.25 per day, per item​
  • $.50 per day, per item for special permission loans and loans from special collections​
  • Media Fines: $1.00 per day, per item​
  • Recall Fines: $.50 per day, per item​
  • Reserve Fines: $1.00 per hour or fraction thereof
  • Reserve items must be returned to the library from which they were borrowed by the date and time indicated

Also, fines for overdue items are assessed every day (hourly for Reserve Book Room items) including weekends and holidays.

Lost Items:

An item will be deemed lost when the fine reaches $10.00 (10 days after the due date for items at $1.00 per day; 20 days after the due date for items at $.50 per day; 40 days after the due date for items at $.25 per day). Lost charges include the replacement cost of the item, a $10 NON-REFUNDABLE processing fee, in addition to accumulated overdue fines. Borrowing privileges will cease if financial obligations owed to the library total $10 or more.


UH Manoa Library Borrowing Policies

Questions about borrowing policies, fines, renewals, please contact

Audiovisual media items are available only for a fee to persons not affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa

Borrowing materials

Holds on DVDs and other media:
Most media can have holds placed on it through the Hawaii Voyager catalog. Tutorial for requesting items.

Loans: Most audiovisual media may be borrowed by University of Hawaii system with a UH ID for 7 days. See information on loans for Community users here.

Borrowing Limits: There are limits on the number of MEDIA items (CD, DVD, Videotape, etc.) that a patron may check out at one time. The limit applies to any combination of media types. For example, a limit of 10 items means that you may check out 4 CDs, 4 DVDs, and 2 videotapes, or any similar combination totaling ten items.

These limits vary depending on patron or borrower type.

  • Undergraduates (Manoa campus) --Limited to 10 media items
  • Graduate students (Manoa campus) -- Limited to 20 media items
  • Faculty (Manoa campus) -- Unlimited
  • Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty from other campuses (non-Manoa) -- Limited to 5 media items
  • Community Users and Associate Users -- Limited to 1 item (in-library use only). See Community Borrower policy.
  • GWLA and OCLC: Information for GWLA and OCLC members


Renewing materials

Materials may be renewed at a UH Library circulation counter, or on-line via Hawaii Voyager. Click here for more information on the UHM library policies for renewing materials.

Media may be renewed from the date of renewal for 7 additional days unless the item is reserved for class or booked. Exceptions are reference titles, items that are reference in nature, and items that are restricted by copyright. Renewals will not be accepted via telephone, fax or e-mail.

Returning materials

Materials can be returned to any UH System library. When the library is closed, materials may be returned to the media/book drops located next to the front doors of Sinclair Library.