Faculty & Staff Services

Course Reserve
Donating Your Publications to the Library
Faculty Archives
Library Assistance
Proxy Borrowers
Reference and Research Assistance
Reserving Library Rooms
Returning Library Materials
Routing Library Materials to Faculty
Subscribing to CILP (Current Index to Legal Periodicals)


Course Reserve

Law Faculty can put Law Library material or their personal copies of publications on Course Reserve for a semester at a time. Submit the Course Reserve Processing Form (found online or at the Library’s circulation counter). Items to be placed on Course Reserve must be submitted with the Course Reserve Processing Form. All items should be sent to the Library one week before they are to be used by students so that they can be processed on time. Faculty members may send their materials through their faculty support staff. A listing of Course Reserve items is searchable online. Go to Resources > Course Reserves to search by instructor name, campus, or course number.


Donating Your Publications to the Library

All faculty members are encouraged to send two copies of their publications to the Law Library. One copy will be retained for the faculty member’s personal archive. The second will be placed in the Law Library Collection.


Faculty Archives

The Law Library maintains a print and digital archive of law faculty publications. All faculty members are encouraged to send two copies of their books and/ or one copy of their published articles. One copy will be retained for the faculty member’s personal archive. If a second copy is provided, it will be placed in the Law Library Collection. Articles republished in the Hein Online database will automatically be uploaded to the University’s institutional repository, ScholarSpace, if permission was granted. For all other publications, the faculty member will need to provide proof of copyright ownership/release to republish in ScholarSpace.


Library Assistance

Librarians may help with requests for research or materials to support teaching and scholarship. This help ranges from database searching and tracking down esoteric materials to handling in-depth research projects and working with faculty research assistants. Librarians also offer customized sessions on use of the Internet and other electronic resources as well as in-class research presentations. Contact the Library Director for research assistance.


Proxy Borrowers

Faculty may authorize their student research assistants to charge out library materials in their names. A Proxy Borrower Registration Form must be signed by the faculty member and the student, and submitted to the Library.


Reference and Research Assistance

The Library staff provides reference and research assistance for Law faculty members to support teaching and scholarship. This help ranges from database searching and tracking down esoteric materials to handling in-depth research projects and working with faculty research assistants. The Law Library retains a pool of research assistants who work under the supervision of a reference librarian.  The Library Research Assistants are available to undertake faculty projects that may take up to 15 hours of research time.  Contact Roberta Woods (rfwoods@hawaii.edu) to make arrangements with our pool of research assistants.

Librarians also offer customized sessions on legal research generally, and the use of particular digital resources for classroom or workshops requested by the faculty member. Contact the Vicki Szymczak (vjs777@hawaii.edu) to request assistance with your classes.


Reserving Library Rooms

Rooms 115, 116, 118, 119, 120 and the Library Lobby may be used for group study, instructional or other training purposes, or for hosting a school event. Please speak with Manager Lynette Rudolfo (rudolfo@hawaii.edu) or complete a Room Reservation Form.


Returning Library Materials

Law Library materials may be renewed online or returned using the specially marked basket in the Faculty Lounge. You may also return books in the drop box outside the Library or at the Circulation Desk. Hamilton, Sinclair and other libraries’ materials may be returned at the Law Library, except for Reserve and Audiovisual items which must be returned to the owning library. Please return library materials when you no longer need them.


Routing Library Materials to Faculty

  1. Current Periodicals: Full-time faculty may request that current serials or periodicals be routed to their offices. They may send a note to, call or email Catherine Bye (956-5575; thomasca@hawaii.edu). Current materials should be reviewed and returned to the Library within 14 days. If a longer loan period is required, inform Catherine.
  2. New Publications: Some new publications are routed to interested faculty members. These items should be returned to the Library within 14 days so that they can be routed to other faculty members. If a longer loan period is required, inform the Library. If no other faculty member asks for the item, the loan period may be extended.
  3. Extended Loan Periods for Multi-volume Treatises, Serials and Books: Full-time faculty members have specific titles on indefinite loan to them. Since these are Library materials, they should be filed and not discarded after use. When you receive updates or supplements, you may request filing assistance from the Library. The Library periodically updates loose-leaf titles for faculty as long as the faculty member or his/her support staff member has given permission to enter his/her office. If you no longer need these materials, please return them to the Library.

Subscribing to CILP (Current Index to Legal Periodicals)

CILP: The electronic version of CILP is sent by email to all interested faculty members. SmartCILP is a personalized email delivery of most recent selected topics, subject headings and journals. Where available, links are provided to full text articles that can be found on Westlaw or LexisNexis. You may create a SmartCILP profile yourself by going to http://depts.washington.edu/scilp/scilp3.cgi. To do this, you must get the authorization code from the Library Director. A sample of a SmartCILP page may be seen at http://lib.law.washington.edu/cilp/sample.html.