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Guide to the Law Library at UH Manoa : Course Reserves

A guide to the University of Hawaii Law Library.

Course Reserves

Course Reserves Requests During COVID-19

For students seeking to check out items placed on course reserves,

  • Log into the Law Library Primo and search by title.  When you have found the item, click “Request Specific Copy,” and the library staff will retrieve it and place it on hold.
  • You will receive a message that the item is ready for pick up. Please reply to the message and schedule a pick up date and time.  
  • Some Reserve items, such as Study Aids, that can be borrowed for 2 hours at a time. These items can only be borrowed while you are in the library. 
  • Front desk circulation services will be available Monday-Friday from 10am-4pm. You may pick up items during this time. Please follow all health and safety rules as you approach the front desk.



Search for books on Course Reserve by entering the title of the book on Course Reserve, the Course Number, or the Faculty Name into the Primo search bar.  You can also use the drop down menu on the right of the search bar to find all books on Course Reserve in the Law Library.

Image of Primo search

If the book is available, please come to the Law Library circulation desk to check out the book.  Circulation services will be available between Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.  Most Course Reserve books can be borrowed for 2 hours and can only be used in the library.  Any extensions or special requests must be pre-approved by the faculty member.


To place a book on Course Reserve, please download, print and fill out the Course Reserve Form.  Then, send the books with the form to the Law Library who will then process the books and add into the library catalog.

Please note that the default loan period for items on course reserve is two hours. If there are any special requests for the book’s loan period, please write the details out on the form, under the Course Reserve form.

For any questions, please contact the Evening Supervisor at ext. 62867.