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Borrow, Renew & Request

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My Library Account lets you access your library info online. Login to REVIEW or RENEW the items you have on loan. You can also check the status of materials requested from other UH libraries or any fine/fee balance by campus.

Circulation Services is located on the first floor of the library. Your UH ID card provides access to library materials and services. This page provides information on borrowing and requesting items, loan periods, how fines and fees are assessed, and general circulation policies. 

Loan Periods

General Collection 28 day loan                5 renewals            
Hawai'i Pacific Collection 14 day loan 1 renewal
Media: DVD, CD, etc. 7 day loan 1 renewal

Login to your library account above to renew materials. Renewals depend on the kind of item, the collection from which the item was borrowed, and the borrower's privileges. Be sure to verify that a new due date has been granted, otherwise seek assistance at the Circulation Counter or call (808) 845-9221.

Overdue Fines & Fees

As of August 2, 2021, the UH System Libraries eliminated overdue fines for most items. This new policy applies only to daily fines for standard books.
Overdue fines for high demand items will remain in place for the following:  

  • Course Reserves
  • Recalled items
  • Special collections (includes Hawaii Pacific titles) and archives materials
  • A/V media 
  • Interlibrary Loans (ILL) borrowed from non-UH institutions
Book Fines (applies only to non-standard materials)          $0.25 per day, per item
Recall Fines $0.50 per day, per item
Media Fines (DVD / CD) $1.00 per day, per item
Maximum Overdue Fines $10.00 per item
Lost or Damaged Materials      Cost of item replacement plus
any overdue fines (if applicable) plus
a $10.00 non-refundable processing fee (per item)

Fines for overdue items are assessed daily, including weekends & holidays. Unpaid fines of $10.00 or more will result in a loss of borrowing privileges and other sanctions until fines are paid.

Making Payments

  • Cash/check payments can be made in person at Circulation Services.
  • Inquire with Circulation Services about credit or debit card payments. (808) 845-9221

Reserve Materials

Reserve materials are short term loans of course textbooks, handouts, DVDs, and study guides that instructors have placed "on reserve" in the books


  • Inquire at the Circulation Counter to see if we have texts for a specific course.
  • Request reserve materials from the Circulation Counter with a valid UH ID card.
  • Provide the course title and number (i.e. Math 100) along with the instructor's name.
  • Loan limit: One (1) item out at a time, except study guides that accompany a textbook.
  • Most reserves are short term loans used within the library. This practice allows all students equal access to course materials.  


  • Please fill out and print the Reserve Form (pdf) below. Bring it with your course materials to Circulation Services for processing. 
  • Library-owned materials (books, DVDs, etc.) may be placed on reserve.
  • The library accepts personal copies of books and other materials. Faculty assume the responsibility for the loss, theft, or damage of such copies by borrowers.
  • Faculty are responsible for obtaining copyright clearance for their course materials.
  • Processing of reserve materials may take up to a week depending on library staff work load; faculty are encouraged to submit items well in advance for availability.

Faculty A/V Requests From Other UH Libraries

If you would like to borrow media (DVD / VHS) from another UH campus for a classroom showing, it is preferred that you schedule your request directly through Circulation Services at HonCC. Please call 845-9221, email, or stop by the Circulation Counter in person to make arrangements in advance.

Requesting Articles: Document Delivery

DOCUMENT DELIVERY is a service for students, faculty, and staff to request journal, magazine, or newspaper articles not available in any HonCC library collection (print or online). Please see a reference librarian for assistance in submitting an article request. 

Frequently Asked Questions
How many articles can I request?                                                                                                         Beginning Spring 2018, students are allowed to submit a maximum of eight (8) article requests per semester. Students are primarily encouraged to locate academic articles through HonCC library's print and digital collections before requesting items through the document delivery service.
How long does it take to receive an article? Digital delivery via UH email takes approximately 1-3 working days (This is dependent on work flow at the requesting and loaning libraries.) Articles only available from hard bound publications or on microfilm will take longer to process. 
Is there a charge? Articles of less than 50 pages are free.
For articles over 50 pages, there may be a $3.00 charge. (Fees may vary)
How do I receive document requests? Most requests are delivered electronically. You will receive an email with a PDF attachment or instructions on accessing the article from a "file drop" (access information will be provided). In some cases, you may be required to pick up a print article directly from the library.
How will I know when my article is available? You will receive a message at your official UH email account.
*Be advised that not all materials may be requested or available.

Magazine & Newspaper Back Issues (Print/Microform)

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Back issues of print magazines and newspapers are shelved in the Circulation Department and may be requested at the counter with your UH ID card. Publication dates vary by title. 

The library also has back issues of local newspapers in MICROFILM format. Microform reader machines are located on the first floor. Scanned microforms can be saved as digital files onto a thumb drive. Please seek assistance from library staff.

Copyright & Fair Use for Students and Faculty

  • The library abides by and supports the intellectual property rights of others. For copyright law information, refer to Title 17 of the United States Code:
  • Copyright Office, Circular 21 - Reproduction of Copyrighted Works by Educators and Librarians [PDF, 24p]
  • Patrons using photocopiers, scanners, computer printers, microform printers, and full text databases are responsible for copyright compliance.
  • Still unsure about copyright? Visit the Copyright Clearance Center's website and watch their short video: Copyright Basics [6:19 mins]