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Guide to the Law Library at UH Manoa : Request & Pick Up Items (COVID-19)

A guide to the University of Hawaii Law Library.

Introduction

This page includes information on how to Request & Pick Up library resources during COVID-19. There is information on making Digitization Requests as well as Course Reserves information for students and faculty.

Request & Pick Up Items During COVID-19

Request & Pick Up Items from the Law Library during COVID-19

What is eligible to be borrowed?
  • Treatises and other monographs, laptops, adaptors, reading lamps and other items (see the tab on this guide for Cool Stuff to review the non-textual materials available) can be checked out from the Law Library. 
  • Non-circulating items such as reference, periodical, microform, archives or “Library Use Only” are not eligible to be borrowed. 
How does it work?
  • As a UH patron, log into the Law Library's Primo
  • Search for the title, then click “Request Specific Copy” for the physical item (unavailable online) you would like to borrow. 
  • After your request has been submitted, you will receive a Hold or Cancel letter, confirming if the item will or will not be processed.  
    • If the item can be retrieved electronically, your request will be cancelled and you will be directed to access your item that way. But if your item is only available as a physical copy, you will receive a Hold letter.
  • If you receive a Hold letter, you will receive an email from the Law Library Circulation Desk (lawcirc@hawaii.edu) to schedule a time for you to pick up the item during the library’s open hours. Expect to receive this email within 24 hours if your request is sent during the work week, or within 72 hours if your request is sent during the weekend. 
    • If you do not pick up the item during your scheduled time, we will cancel the hold and you must “Request Specific Copy” on Primo again.  If you need to change your date and time of pick up, please give us 24 hours notice.  
  • If you have any questions, please contact the Law Library’s circulation desk at 956-7583.
Picking up your items
  • Please bring your UH I.D. when you arrive at the library.  
  • Front desk services will been during library open hours.
  • Inform the front desk of the items you have come to pick up and show them your I.D. 
  • The staff will retrieve the items from the Holds Shelf and check them out to you before handing them over.
  • Return items by placing them in the outside Book Return slot, to the left of the Law Library’s front doors. 

Safety reminders 


Masks are required when entering the library and interacting with the Law Library Staff.  For those who enter our library, please disinfect and use wipes provided throughout the library to sanitize your hands, chair handles and table tops before and after using library surfaces and resources. 

Mahalo!  

Digitization Requests

Digitization Requests

Making a Digitization Request allows you to request 1 chapter, or 10% of a resource, which is within the fair use, copyright guidelines. Make sure to fill out the Digitization Request form with the requested Chapter/Article title, and start to end pages. The item will be electronically sent to you within 1-2 business days.  

The request can be cancelled if the item is missing, or the chapter title and/or page numbers are not specified, or the request exceeds 10% of the resource. If you want to access more chapters of a book, it is best to "Request a Specific Copy" to borrow and pick up the physical book.


What Happens When You Submit a Request?


Once you send these requests, the librarians will receive it and fulfill or cancel the request. 


If you are requesting a digitization, and the item is already Available Online, you will be directed to that electronic copy.  

 

If you are requesting a physical copy, you will be sent an email from lawcirc[at]hawaii.edu to schedule a time to pick up the item during front desk operating hours.  If you do not pick up the item during your scheduled time, we will cancel the hold and you must “Request Specific Copy” on OneSearch again.  If you need to schedule a change in a date and time of pick up, please give us 24 hours notice.  If you have any questions, please contact the Law Library’s circulation desk at 956-7583.

Course Reserves Instructions for Students

INSTRUCTIONS FOR STUDENTS: 

To check out items placed on course reserves,

  • Log into the Law Library Primo
  • Enter the title of the book, course number, course name, and/or faculty name into the search bar. 
  • Use the drop down menu on the right of the search bar to find all books on course reserves connected to your course. The left side of the window should list the Course Instructor and Course Name

  • Course Reserves items can only be requested at the front desk.  Please inquire at the front desk and the library staff will check if there are copies available for use in our Course Reserves collection.
  • Course Reserve items can only be borrowed for 2 hours at a time so that other students can have a chance to use the resource that day. 
  • Course Reserve items can only be borrowed while you are in the library.  Any extensions or special requests must be pre-approved by the faculty member.
  • Please make a seat reservation if you will study in the library. 
  • See our schedule for front desk circulation hours. You may pick up items during this time. Please follow all health and safety rules as you approach the front desk.

 

Course Reserve Instructions for Faculty

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FACULTY:

Course Reserve services allow Faculty Members to...

  • Place a book, DVD, or digital resource from their personal collection on course reserves
    • If sending an item from their personal collection, send it with the Course Reserve Form to the Law Library Evening Supervisor.  The item can either be physical or in digital format (such as pdf).
    • The item will be processed, shelved in our course reserve section behind the front desk, and added into Primo, the library catalog.
    • The item will be discoverable by your course number, course name, instructor name, or title.
  • Place an item, such as book or eBook, from the Law Library's Primo catalog on course reserves.
    • Once you have identified an item in the Law Library's Primo for course reserves, write the title, and call number, in the Course Reserve Form to the Law Library Evening Supervisor.
    • The item will be processed, shelved in our course reserve section behind the front desk, and added into Primo, the library catalog.
    • The item will be discoverable by your course number, course name, instructor name, or title.
  • Download, print, and fill out the Course Reserve Form. 
    • Please note that the default loan period for items on course reserve is two hours.
    • Physical course reserve resources can only be requested at the Law Library's front desk. 
    • Some eBooks may limit 1 viewer at a time and may limit page downloading and printing capabilities.  The Law Library may need to go by publisher contracts and copyright rules should these issues arise.
    • If there are any special requests, such as extending the resource's loan period, or other needs, please write the details on the course reserve form.

For any questions, please contact the Evening Supervisor at ellenrae[at]hawaii[dot]edu or at ext. 62867.