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Library Homepage: Borrow, Renew & Request

Borrow, Renew & Request

image voyager online catalogACCESS YOUR LIBRARY ACCOUNT: Renew books, check the status of requests, view your account, etc.

CIRCULATION SERVICES is located on the first floor of the library in Building 7. 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, VHS, 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 845-9221.

Overdue Fines & Fees

Book Fines          $0.25 per day, per item
Recall Fines $0.50 per day, per item
Media Fines (DVD / VHS) $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 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.
  • Credit card payments can be taken by telephone by calling the UH-Mānoa Hamilton Library Business Office at 956-7203 during their hours of operation.

Reserve Materials

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


  • Search for HonCC Course Reserves
  • 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.  


  • Visit Circulation Services to place course materials on reserve. 
  • 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.

Requesting Books: IntraSystem Loans

The InstraSystem Loan (ISL) service allows students, faculty, and staff to request and transfer books, and selected media, from other UH System Libraries.
To place an online request follow the steps below:

Search for the item you need in the library catalog, Hawai'i Voyager.
Select and open the item record.
Click "Get This Item" from the top right blue box.
Login using your UH username and password.
Click "Hold or Transfer this Item" from the menu options.
Optional: You may select a specific copy if multiple locations are shown, however the system will automatically determine which item is available closest to where you want it sent.
From the dropdown menu, select the library delivery location. "Pick Up At" ... Honolulu CC
Click Submit Request  
You will receive a message if the request was successful.    
Most items will take 4-7 business days to move between UH campus libraries. When it is received at your requested location, you will get a notification at your UH email account. Pick up materials at the Circulation Services counter.    

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) articles 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 selected periodicals and local newspapers in MICROFILM format. Microform reader/printer machines are located on the first floor. Microform printing is 10 cents per page.

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]

Circulation Policy

With a few exceptions, HonCC library follows the Circulation Policy established by the Libraries of the University of Hawaiʻi System.