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Guide to the Law Library at UH Manoa : Request & Pick Up Items

A guide to the University of Hawaii Law Library.

Request & Pick Up Items During COVID-19

Request & Pick Up Items from the Law Library

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 ( 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 

For those who enter our library, feel free to 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.