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Guide to the Law Library at UH Manoa : FAQs

A guide to the University of Hawaii Law Library.

Public Patron FAQs

Can public patrons use Westlaw and Lexis for law schools at the Law Library?

No, both of these resources are proprietary and you must be a law student, law faculty or law staff to be authorized to use them.  However, most cases and statutes can be accessed via Lexis Uni from our public computer stations.

Is the Law Library open to the public?

Public patrons must first contact a Law Librarian before coming to the Law Library.  You may contact either Dan Blackaby (blackaby[at]hawaii.edu) or Cory Lenz (corylenz[at]hawaii.edu) - not both.  These Librarians will meet with you virtually and help solve your research question remotely.  If they determine that you need physical access to our collection, they will make an appointment and seat reservation for you.  When you arrive at the Law Library for your appointment, please ring the bell and inform whoever answers that you have an appointment and are there to meet Mr. Blackaby or Mr. Lenz.  Please wait outside the building while the Librarian is being paged.

In order to enter the building,  you must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and you must upload your vaccination status to the University LumiSight app before arrival. It may take a day or two for your status to be verified so please plan accordingly.  Review the LumiSight for Visitors instructions at https://manoa.hawaii.edu/moving-forward/visitor-faqs to learn more about this process.

Appointments will be made during regular business hours, Monday through Friday only.

Where are the law reviews and journals?

Most law reviews are available online via one of the public access computers and HeinOnline or LexisNexis Academic.

Where is the bathroom?

The Law Library has only one set of bathrooms.  Follow the right-hand aisle, they are on the right about half-way down.

Where is Shepard's?

The Law Library no longer carries a full set of Shepard's citators.  However, we do keep current Shepard Citators for Hawaii and Pacific Reports.  One is found in the Hawaii section near Hawaii Reports and the other is in the reference section after Pacific Reports.