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University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, Hawai'i 96822 USA
Information and service desk hours change with building closures. The desks are closed on holidays and close early during the interim period between semesters. Click here to see building hours and exceptions to building hours.

Information Desks

Reference librarians and staff are available at UHM Library information desks during scheduled hours to help users locate answers to questions and use a wide range of library resources in print and electornic formats. Brief reference assistance is available to users who telephone the information desks.

Hamilton Library Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
General / Business, Humanities, & Social Sciences
Main, 1st Floor
808-956-7214
9a-7p 9a-7p 9a-7p 9a-7p 9a-5p 1p-4:45p 1p-5p
Archives & Manuscripts
Addition, 5th Floor
808-956-6047
Closed 10a-4p 10a-4p 10a-4p 10a-4p Closed Closed
Asia
Main, 4th Floor
808-956-8116
10a-4p 10a-4p 10a-4p 10a-4p 10a-4p Closed Closed
Charlot
Main, 5th Floor
808-956-2849
Closed* 10a-1p* Closed* 1p-5p* Closed* Closed Closed
* Call 808-956-2849 to make an appointment.
Government Documents & Maps
Main, Ground Floor
808-956-8230
9a-5p 9a-5p 9a-5p 9a-5p 9a-5p Closed Closed
Hawaiian & Pacific
Main, 5th Floor
808-956-8264
9a-5p 9a-5p 9a-5p 9a-5p 9a-5p Closed 1p-5p
Russia / Russia in Asia & the Pacific
Main, 3rd Floor, Room 309-310
808-956-6308
9a-4p 9a-4p 9a-4p 9a-4p 9a-4p Closed Closed
Science & Technology
Addition, 1st Floor
808-956-8263
9a-4p 9a-4p 9a-4p 9a-4p 9a-4p Closed Closed
Sinclair Library Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
General / Audiovisual & Music
Sinclair, 1st & 3rd Floors
9a-5p 9a-5p 9a-5p 9a-5p 9a-5p Closed Closed

Service Desks

Library staff are available at the UHM LIbrary service desks during scheduled hours to help users with service needs (borrowing material, paying fines, etc.). Brief assistance is available to users who telephone the service desks.

Hamilton Library Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Circulation
Main, 1st Floor
808-956-7203
8a-9:45p 8a-9:45p 8a-9:45p 8a-9:45p 8a-5:45p 9a-5:45p Noon-9:45p
InterLibrary Loan Office
Main, 1st Floor
808-956-8568
8a-5p 8a-5p 8a-5p 8a-5p 8a-5p Closed Closed
Business Office
Main, 1st Floor
808-956-7203
10:30a-4:30p 10:30a-4:30p 10:30a-4:30p 10:30a-4:30p 10:30a-4:30p 9a-Noon Noon-4p
Microforms Service Window
Main, 1st Floor
808-956-7203
8a-5p 8a-5p 8a-5p 8a-5p 8a-5p Closed Noon-9p
Sinclair Library Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Circulation & Reserves
3rd Floor
808-956-8303
8a-7:45p 8a-7:45p 8a-7:45p 8a-7:45p 8a-5:45p Noon-5:45p Noon-5:45p
Business Counter
3rd Floor
808-956-8308
9a-4:30p 9a-4:30p 9a-4:30p 9a-4:30p 9a-4:30p Noon-4:30p Noon-4:30p
Click here for Sinclair Library's Student Success Center Service Desk Hours.

Send an E-mail

Your reference and service questions can be sent by e-mail. We make every effort to respond to these requests quickly and you will generally receive a response within 24 hours, excluding weekends and holidays. Complex questions may require further consultation in person or by telephone. Priority will be given to questions from current UH students, faculty, and staff members. The Library does not provide financial, legal, medical, or veterinary advice. Please see the UHM Library Policy on Electronic Reference Service for more information.

Reference Questions
Archives & Manuscripts archives@hawaii.edu
Asia asiaref@hawaii.edu
Audiovisual & Music sinc@hawaii.edu
Business, Humanities & Social Sciences emailref@hawaii.edu
Charlot charcoll@hawaii.edu
Government Documents govdocs@hawaii.edu
Hawaiian & Pacific hawnpac@hawaii.edu
Maps mapcoll@hawaii.edu
Russia / Russia in Asia & the Pacific polansky@hawaii.edu
Science & Technology sciref@hawaii.edu
Service Questions
Circulation (Hamilton) uhmlib@hawaii.edu
Circulation (Sinclair) sinc@hawaii.edu
Print Reserves (Sinclair) reserves@hawaii.edu
Media Reserves (Sinclair) avreserv@hawaii.edu
InterLibrary Loan Office libill@hawaii.edu
Library Operations & Personnel library@hawaii.edu
Business Office uhmbill@hawaii.edu
UHM Library Policy on Electronic Reference Service

Through e-mail reference, UHM Library provides prompt assistance with a variety of types of inquiries, such as library holdings information, search strategy in the use of the UH Voyager Catalog or library databases, factual questions, statistical data, or questions about UHM Library's unique resources, services and facilities. E-mail reference may not be appropriate for questions which are more complex in nature or require more research time. The library does not provide financial, legal, medical, or veterinary advice. Requests to check citations or holdings will be limited to no more than five. Interlibrary loan requests should be forwarded to the appropriate ILL unit.

For questions requiring more research time to resolve, individuals are advised to come to the library for onsite consultation. UHM faculty, students or staff, or outside scholars or researchers needing information on UHM unique collections may be referred to a Librarian Subject Specialist for further consultation by phone or e-mail.

The UHM Library electronic reference service is intended to support the learning, research and continuing education needs of UHM faculty, students and staff. Queries from individuals not affiliated with UHM must be limited to the unique collections and resources of the UHM Library. Some electronic information sources are limited to use by faculty, staff and students of UHM.

We make every effort to respond to these requests quickly, and you will generally receive a response within 24 hours, not counting weekends and holidays.

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