Collections

Audiotapes, DVD and CD-ROM
Current Newspapers and Magazines
Hein’s Theses and Dissertations
Microforms (Microfiche and Microfilm)
New Acquisitions List
PRIMO Discovery Tool
Reference Materials
Reserve Materials
United States Government Documents
VOYAGER Catalog


Audiotapes, DVD and CD-ROM

Media items may be charged out for two days for students and three days for faculty.  You may also charge out cassette tapes and the cassette player/recorder at the Circulation Desk.


Current Newspapers and Magazines

Current issues of local daily newspapers, legal newspapers, and magazines are located in the Reference Area. Back issues are kept for a limited time behind the Circulation Desk. You may request these at the Circulation Desk.


Hein’s Theses and Dissertations

This microfiche compilation of legal theses and dissertations from various law schools from the early 1900’s have been cataloged and are searchable in the Law Library’s online catalog by author, title, subject, and keyword.

Note: An interdisciplinary Dissertations and Theses database is also available via Hamilton Library’s web page.


Microforms (Microfiche and Microfilm)

A large part of the Library’s holdings are in microforms. Microforms may not be charged out of the Library. Request all items at the Circulation Desk. To view microtext formats, library users can use the multifunction unit that allows printing and scanning.  The unit requires a debit print/copy card to print which is available for purchase at the card dispenser located in the Library lobby area. Please ask for assistance if you are interested in using the PC to download images from this reader/scanner onto a CD-ROM, or to email scanned images.


New Acquisitions List

See New Acquisitions.


PRIMO Discovery Tool

PRIMO offers users a single interface for finding all the information they need—books, e-books, print and electronic articles, digital media, and other types of resources. Users may also access the library’s remote collections. Anyone may access PRIMO on the web. Click on Help on the PRIMO screen for information on using PRIMO.

Two computer terminals are available to the public for searching the catalog.


Reference Materials

The more frequently-used Reference materials such as multi-volume publications, current loose-leaf services, citators, and legal encyclopedias are located in the Reference Area. They are for library use only and designated as “LAW REF” in the call number. Others are located in the main stacks. Refer to the Reference Area and Stacks maps for location of specific titles and call numbers. Under special circumstances with permission from Library staff, they may be charged out for same day copying.


Reserve Materials

Reserve materials include frequently-used publications such as study aids (hornbooks, nutshells), treatises, Hawai`i administrative rules, and faculty course reserves. They are located behind the Circulation counter. They may be charged out for two hours and renewed if no one else requests them.  They must be returned before the Law Library closes.


United States Government DocumentsFDLP

The Library maintains a small selected depository of government documents. For documents not available in the Law Library, Library users should visit the Government Documents Collection located at Hamilton Library. It has a larger collection, including some United Nations publications. You may also access federal government executive, legislative and regulatory information in various governmental databases.


Voyager Catalog

VOYAGER, the online catalog for the University of Hawai`i System, is the principal source for locating the most current information on the holdings of the Law Library. It also provides access to library catalogs throughout Hawai`i, including Hamilton Library, all the community colleges, Hawai`i Medical Library, Hawai`i State Archives and Bishop Museum. For a more detailed explanation of the Voyager system, go to http://uhmanoa.lib.hawaii.edu/faq.htm.

Anyone may access the Law Library catalog on the web at http://uhlaw.lib.hawaii.edu:7008/vwebv/searchBasic. Click on Help on the Voyager screen for information on using Voyager or go to http://uhlaw.lib.hawaii.edu/help/contents.htm. You may also use the online tutorial at http://library.wcc.hawaii.edu/voyager/default.html and http://www.sinclair.hawaii.edu/help/tutorials/.

Two computer terminals are available to the public for searching the catalog.