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Guide to the Law Library at UH Manoa : HSBA & Law Firms

A guide to the University of Hawaii Law Library.

Non-Law School Patron Borrowers

Non-Law School Borrower Details & Registration Process

The Law Library is not a participant of the UH Community Borrowers Program.  Circulation of library materials to non-law school affiliated individuals and groups is limited. Only the following people may apply for borrowing privileges:

  • Members of the School of Law University of Hawai`i System (UHS) faculty, staff and students
  • Hawai`i State Bar Association (HSBA) active-status members
  • Law Firms
  • East-West Center scholars

All others may use materials in the library, including most Reserve materials, but may not check them out of the library. A photo ID is required when checking out Reserve materials.

  • Patrons who are eligible to apply for borrowing privileges must complete a library registration form. The Law Library reserves the right to withhold this privilege to anyone not affiliated with the University of Hawai`i System.
  • HSBA patrons must complete a form that requires the patron's signed authorization that he/she will be responsible for any fines and fees accrued for lost and/or overdue items.  Upon submitting the form, the HSBA patron will receive a 1 year borrowing card that can be renewed annually.
  • Law Firms must complete a specific form that requires the law firm director's signed authorization that the firm will be responsible for any fine and fees accrued for lost and/or overdue items. A maximum of 3 people can be registered under 1 firm.
  • Most of the materials in the library are for library use only. These items include statutes, reporters, digests, citators, multi-volume sets, loose-leaf publications, periodicals, encyclopedias, and anything with Reference or Reserve in its call number or anything in microform format.
  • Qualified non-Law School patrons can borrow eligible, physical library items for 14 day, with one possibility for renewal. There is a 10 item borrowing limit.
  • Reserve materials are for library use only and may be borrowed for a period of two hours.