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Guide to the Law Library at UH Manoa : LLTK Program

A guide to the University of Hawaii Law Library.

Law Library Textbook Kokua Program

Law Library Textbook Kokua (LLTK) Program

The Law Library will lend first-year course textbooks for up to ten first-year law students, who are financially burdened and unable to purchase them. First-year law students may be enrolled within the in-person or online 1st year course curriculum.  Please see the LLTK Form linked below to see the titles available each semester.

  • The loan period will be for the entire semester. 
  • This collection is created for students to partially address an equity gap and work toward low-cost or no-cost access to courses.
  • There is no income level that determines eligibility for students to check out materials from the LLTK collection.  However, financially burdened students typically have little-to-no expected contributions from family (e.g., parents, spouse, partner) or other benefactors as part of their financial aid package for tuition and living expenses.
  • We expect Richardson students to evaluate their own situation and apply for participation in the LLTK program only if they are genuinely in need as we have a limited number of textbooks to share with you.

Any first-year law student who self-identifies as in need of financial assistance for their textbook purchases may check out textbooks at the Law Library for the semester. To receive borrowing privileges, students must complete the private form below (open the form in a web browser to fill it out online). Please send the completed form to ellenrae[at]hawaii[dot]edu.  This way, the process of receiving access is as private as possible.

You will be notified via e-mail at your address when to pick up your item(s).  

  • If textbooks have been depleted, we will inform you immediately. 
  • When you arrive at the Law Library circulation desk, inform the circulation assistant that you have books on hold from the LLTK collection. Present your school identification card or other government-issued identification. 
  • For online law students, the LLTK books will be mailed to you when they are available at the beginning of the semester.  At the end of the semester, online borrowers of LLTK borrowers will need to mail the books back to the Law Library.
  • We kindly ask that you do not permanently mark up or highlight these books as we intend to use them for the next entering class if possible.

Questions? Please contact ellenrae[at]hawaii[dot]edu or 956-2867.