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Hamilton and Sinclair Libraries are open to individuals who wish to use materials inside the library buildings. Many items are available on open shelves for self-retrieval. Selected materials are kept in protective storage and may not be available to all library users, or may only be available for a fee to persons not affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa (e.g.audiovisual media). [ More information ... ]

General Information





Of Interest


Computers, software and other devices and services for patrons with disabilities

Annual Report, 2010[PDF]

General facts about library services

Art Works - Hamilton Library

Photographs and description of artworks in public areas of the library

Cell Phone Policy

Guidelines for courteous cell phone use in the library building

CLIC Lab Hamilton and the Wong Computer Lab at Sinclair

UH at Manoa Library has Computerized Learning and Information Center Labs (CLIC) co-sponsored with ITS (UH Information and Technology Services). They are open to all University of Hawaii-affiliated individuals with current identification.

Closed Shelves Policy

The Closed Shelves area exists to protect library material which is subject to damage or theft if shelved in open stacks

Community Borrower Cards

Describes cost of card and borrowing privileges for community patrons

Copyright Guidelines

Information about Federal copyright rules and copyright issues related to material placed on reserve at Sinclair Library


How to get to the library and find parking.


Websites of the various departments and collections at the Library.


Descriptions and photographs of current and past exhibits

Faculty Publications. 2000-05[PDF]

List of recent publications by librarians

Hamilton Library in the News

Links to articles about the library in local newspapers

History of Libraries, University of Hawai'i, Manoa

Revised article by Nancy J.Morris that appeared in the International Dictionary of Libraries


Hamilton and Sinclair Library hours, including holiday and interim hours

ID Registration

Information for students, faculty and staff about online library card activation

Instruction Requests from Non-UH Groups

Guidelines for arranging library instruction for non-UH students groups

Interlibrary Loan Services (ILL)

How to request loans from other non-UH system libraries (i.e. national and international institutions)

Intra-System Loans (ISL)

Requesting library material from another UH library (e.g. UH Hilo or a Community College)

Ke Kukini Library Newsletter

Published twice a year, Fall Semester and Spring Semester, available online in PDF format

Lactation Room

For nursing mothers who are affiliated with the University of Hawaii System

LibQual+ 2003 Survey

The process and results of University of Hawaii Library participation in the LIBQUAL+ NATIONAL SERVICE QUALITY survey conducted in Spring 2003 are described.

LibQual+ 2006 Survey

The process and results of University of Hawaii Library participation in the followup LIBQUAL+ survey conducted in Spring 2006 are described.

Library & Information Studies Program (LIS)

Information about the LIS Program and its merger with the Department of Information & Computer Science

Library Calculator

What's your library worth to you? Find out how much would you pay out-of-pocket for your library services if you had to purchase them directly?

Library Development

How to contribute to the library, Honor With Books program, naming opportunities

Library Strategic Plan, 2008-2015[PDF]

PDF format - planning document

UH Manoa Library Social Media Policy

To create a safe environment that is conducive to the exchange of ideas, we will share information with you in a respectful manner and ask that you do the same.

Use and Conduct Policy

To ensure that the environment is conducive to study and research, all users are asked to abide by this Library Use and Conduct Policy


Driving directions, campus maps, parking information

Lockers at Hamilton Library

Description of eligibility and procedures for obtaining locker storage

Maps (Floorplans)

Location of fire exits, copy machines, restrooms, etc.

NIH Public Access Policy

How the new National Institute of Health Public Access Law affects University of Hawaii researchers

Non-Circulating Material Special Permission Loans

Guidelines for short-term loans for library-use only material

October 2004 Hamilton Library Flood Links

Photographs and information about the flood destruction of the basement of Hamilton Library

Public Computer Use Policy

UHM Library computers and related equipment are to be used only to access information resources for educational, instructional and research needs. The use of Library computer equipment for other purposes is prohibited.

Renew Books

Information about how to renew the loan period of borrowed material by using the Voyager Online Catalog

Research Carrels

PhD students working on their dissertations, affiliated researchers and others such as visiting scholars may reserve research carrels. Carrels are given out on a first come, first served basis, provided eligibility requirements are met.

Special Collections Paging & Circulation

Instructions for requesting and borrowing material from the Hawaiian, Pacific and Rare collections

Staff Directory

Phone number and email addresses of staff and librarians

Study Rooms

Locations of and features available in the rooms

Treasures from the Library

Web site for the 2005 exhibit of rare books, historical documents, photographs, journals, prints, drawings, maps, posters, etc.

Visitor Services

Description of borrowing privileges and services available to community users and visitors.

Web Server Statistics for UH Manoa Hamilton Library

Data on page hits, usage rates, type of visitors to library website

Wireless Access

Locations and instructions for connecting personal laptops to the campus wireless network

Work@the Library

Positions available at the library

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