The Libraries of the University of Hawai`i System (UHS) have implemented uniform loan periods, fines and fees. This is an effort to better serve all of the students, faculty and staff members of the University of Hawai`i by having more consistent policies throughout the system. A few exceptions exist to accommodate the specific needs of the Law School. All students, faculty and staff in the UHS may borrow circulating materials only from the Law Library. A complete copy of the Libraries of the University of Hawai`i System Circulation Policy, revised August 2, 2021 is available at https://law-hawaii.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=44126055. Information on the standardized loan periods, fines and fees may be found in Appendix I to the Policy statement above.
Policies and procedures are subject to change without notice according to the changing and evolving needs of the Law School. Call the Circulation Desk or contact any of the Library Staff if you need further information.
The School of Law Library complies with the State Attorney General's opinion on library record confidentiality and the American Library Association's Policy on Confidentiality of Library Records.
All faculty members (full-time and adjunct) may charge out circulating materials for 182 days only, including weekends and holidays, subject to recall by library staff or other library patrons. 99 renewals per item are allowed if no one else requests the items.
Students and faculty may access their account anytime using their UH student barcode number on Hawai`i Voyager “My Account” link. Information on the standardized loan periods, fines and fees may be found in Appendix I of the Libraries of the University of Hawai`i System Circulation Policy, p. 7 of the revised August 2, 2021 available at https://law-hawaii.libguides.com/ld.php?content_id=44126055.
Visiting scholars/practitioners: Loan periods depend on the length of their stay here and on their status (faculty or student) at the University. A UH Student barcode is required to establish an account at the Law Library.
Permanent full-time Faculty/Lecturers in Law/Adjunct Faculty: All faculty members must register with the Law Library in order to borrow library materials. You must present a validated University of Hawai'i ID card and provide a hawaii.edu email address for notification of library-related matters. Use of hawaii.edu email address is UH System policy.
Lecturers in Law/Adjunct Faculty may use a current Hawai`i State Bar Association membership card to register but it allows a shorter loan period.
Visiting Scholars/Practitioners must be verified by the Law School administration (Dean’s Office) before they can be registered and granted temporary library privileges. Other faculty privileges may be granted after consultation with the Law Library Director.
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 to the following people who may apply for borrowing privileges:
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.