The University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library welcomes visitors who are not affiliated with the University of Hawai'i. We are proud to be able to provide the Hawai'i community with access to this major academic research library. The University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library, including Hamilton Library and Sinclair Library, is open to any individual who wishes to use materials in the library buildings. During late night/over night hours (9:00pm - 7:30am) building access is limited to UH faculty, students and staff who present valid UH IDs. Many library materials are available on open shelves for self-retrieval. Selected materials are kept in protective storage and may not be available to all library users. In addition, for a reasonable fee, community members also may obtain certain borrowing privileges.
While the UHM Library provides reasonable access to the collections within the Libraries for all users, there is a distinction between access and borrowing privileges. Borrowing privileges for non-UH affiliated users, age 18 and over, are provided through purchase of a UH Library Community Borrower Card or Associates Card. These policies are available on this website. With a Community Borrower Card, visitors may
University of Hawai'i (UH) faculty and staff may request access to the UH Wireless Internet network for their visitors. The VIA provides temporary visitor access to the Information Technology Service (ITS) managed wireless services on the UH-Manoa campus and other campuses that use the ITS authentication infrastructure for access control. These are locations where you typically login with your UH username and password. VIA logins may be used to access the library wireless printing system. NOTE: Visitors must be sponsored by an active member of the UH faculty or staff. Access is limited to a maximum of 30 days. Access approval will take place within 1 business day. More information is available on the ITS VIA web site [http://www.hawaii.edu/via/].
The University of Hawai'i is committed to providing library services to non-UH affiliated users such as business and industry, community groups, as well as scholars and researchers from other educational institutions. The Library External Services Program provides document delivery, material loans, preservation and photographic services, deposit and research library card accounts and customized research services on a cost-recovery basis. For a schedule of fees, contact the Library External Services Program at 808-956-5956.