Use Policies

Book Drop and Returns
Carrels
Cell Phones
Circulation Policies
Computers
Copy Machines
Copyright Compliance
Dangerous and Incendiary Items
Disruptive Behavior
Exiting the Library
Fines
Food and Drink
Group Study Room
Internet Use Policy
Lost or Misplaced Property
Mutilation/Damage/Concealment of Library Materials
Outside Equipment or Furniture
Posting Notices
Printing
Public Access
Re-Shelving Library Materials
Security
Smoking
Social Media Policy
Telephones and Messages
Theft
Windows


Book Drop and Returns

A book drop is located on the left-hand side outside the main entrance to the library. Use the book drop to return library books when the library is closed.

You may return any University or Community College library books at the Law Library.  We will deliver them to their appropriate collection.  You may return Law Library books to any University or Community College library.  They will deliver them to the Law Library.


Carrels

Carrel privileges are provided to William S. Richardson School of Law students and assigned visiting scholars only.  Items are not to be stored overnight in the carrels. Carrels in the back of the library are designated a quiet zone for study, with no talking or noisy activities allowed. It is important to keep the carrels clean and undamaged for the next students who use them. Students are expected to follow carrel use rules and keep the carrels clean and tidy. Items are not to be nailed or glued to the carrels. Posters, pictures and other materials are not to be posted on the outside of carrels. Library staff will periodically inspect the carrels for violation of library policies. The Library reserves the right to check carrels for missing library materials. The Library is not responsible for any items left unattended in the carrels.


Cell Phones

Cell phones should be set to ring in “silent” mode and all conversation should be carried on outside the Library.


Circulation Policies

See Circulation Policies section.


Computers

Public Access

The Library has two public access computers with an attached printer.

You may reserve a computer for 30 minute sessions.  You may not sign up for successive 30 minute session if others are waiting for a computer station.  These computers may be used for research purposes only.  Patrons may access personal email accounts in connection with their research while at the Library.  These terminals provide access to the Library catalog, various legal and general databases, and the Internet.  These computers do not have any word processing capabilities or audio capabilities.  Patrons may bring flash drives to copy files on public computers and to scan materials in microtext format.

Recreational use of the Library’s public Internet workstations is prohibited.  Persons using public Internet workstations solely for recreational purposes may be asked to leave the premises.  Please view the Internet Use Policy section below.

Student Access

Students can use any of the workstations throughout the Law Library to access their email, library resources and the Internet for educational purposes.  Students are required to adhere to the Internet Use Policy outlined below.

Printing

Printing costs .09 cents per page.  Computer users must purchase a printing card from the vending machine located near to the computers.  Printing cards cost $1.00.  You may add the appropriate amount of money to the card for printing at the vending station.  The Library does not have a change machine and cannot make change. If you plan on using the printer, come with an appropriate amount of change.  Also, see the Information Technology web site on printing.


Copy Machines

A copy machine is available for public use. A UH copy card must be purchased for $1.00 and copies are $.09 a page. A copy card machine is located in the lobby of the law library but does not give change.

The Library does not have a change machine and cannot make change. If you plan on using the photocopiers, come with an appropriate amount of change.


Users copying or downloading materials are responsible for complying with applicable intellectual property law, including U.S. Copyright Law.


Dangerous and Incendiary Items

Firearms or other deadly weapons, explosives and/or explosive devices, or other dangerous devices are not permitted in the library building. Incendiary or other smoke-producing items are also not permitted in the library.


Disruptive Behavior

Persons exhibiting disruptive behavior will be asked to cease that behavior or leave the premises and/or be denied future access to the library. Disruptive behavior includes making excessive or unreasonable requests of library personnel, creating excessive noise that disrupts the use of the library by others, being belligerent and/or violent to library staff and patrons, offensive body odor, verbal or physical abuse, intimidation, or harassment on account of race, religion, ethnic or national background, gender or sexual orientation.


Exiting the Library

Users are required to leave the Library promptly at closing and during emergency situations, drills or when asked to leave by Library or security staff after violation of Library policies.


Fines

See Circulation Policies section.


Food and Drink

Food and drinks may be consumed in C.J.’s Corner in the library. Snack foods may be consumed in the rest of the library. No odorous, noisy, messy, greasy food is allowed. All uneaten food and leftovers, as well as food containers and beverage containers, must be disposed of in the trash cans outside of the library. This is to prevent infestation of ants and roaches in the library since trash cans in the library are emptied only once a day in the morning.


Group Study Room

Rooms 115, 116, 118, 119 and 120 may be used for group study for up to two hours at a time.  The Law Library allows limited use of its rooms for educational use only to groups officially affiliated with the School of Law or other recognized educational institutions under the University of Hawaiʻi system.  Groups are defined as 3 or more people.  Reservations are accepted throughout the year and should be made 48 hours in advance of need.  Contact Lynette Rudolfo to reserve a room.


Internet Use Policy

The Internet provides access to a wide variety of educational, recreational, research and reference resources, many of which are not available in print. The Library does not monitor or control the information accessed through the Internet and cannot be held responsible for the content of the Internet. As an academic law library, access to the Internet is provided to facilitate legal research projects only.

The Internet may contain controversial or offensive material. We do not restrict access or protect persons from information found individually offensive, except as provided by law. Most of the materials on the Internet are protected by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. However, displaying offensive images or language, or viewing or disseminating R and X rated images may constitute a form of harassment. Library patrons use the Internet at their own discretion and are expected to abide by federal, state and other laws. University of Hawaiʻi guidelines are found at www.hawaii.edu/infotech/policies/itpolicy.html, and http://www.hawaii.edu/student/conduct/.


Lost or Misplaced Property

Lost or misplaced personal property brought to the Circulation Desk will be sent to Campus Center Room 212, Lost and Found, at the end of the semester.


Mutilation/Damage/Concealment of Library Materials

Library users are asked to treat the library materials with care. To extend the life of the materials, please avoid the following:

  • use of Post-Its in library books
  • writing or underlining in the books
  • leaving paper clips in the books
  • handling the books with dirty hands
  • spilling coffee or other beverages on the materials
  • using library books to prop up furniture or other heavy items

Users engaging in vandalizing, altering or damaging library building, furniture or equipment, including computer systems, networks, programs or data, are in violation of Hawai‘i State Law and will be prosecuted to the full extent of that Law. Repair or replacement costs will be assessed for any damaged materials.

Library materials must not be concealed in the Library (in foot lockers, other containers, rooms, shelves) for the exclusive use of individuals or groups.


Outside Equipment or Furniture

No outside equipment, furniture or any item may be brought into the library.


Posting Notices

Prior approval from the Library Director is required to post any notices in any part of the Library. Approved notices are posted on the board in the Reference Area next to the ramp leading to the carrel area. Only law school-related notices may be put on the board. Display panels are also available outside of the library and in the area next to the computer lab. Inquire with the librarians on use of the outside display boards.


Printing

Printing costs .09 cents per page.  Computer users must purchase a printing card from the vending machine located near to the computers.  Printing cards cost $1.00.  You may add the appropriate amount of money to the card for printing at the vending station.  The Library does not have a change machine and cannot make change. If you plan on using the printer, come with an appropriate amount of change.


Public Access

Please see Public Access policy.


Re-Shelving Library Materials

Please do not re-shelve all library materials you have used but have not checked out.  Materials should be placed on the re-shelving tables.


Security

Please report any emergency or suspicious behavior to the Circulation Desk immediately or to the campus Public Safety Department at 956-6911.

If you need an escort to your car, please call the Public Safety Department’s escort service at 956-8211.


Smoking

Smoking is prohibited in the Law Library and on the University of Hawaii at Manoa campus.


Social Media Policy

The Law Library has a social media policy that applies to all library social media sources (Facebook, Twitter, blog, etc).


Telephones and Messages

The Library’s telephones are for library staff use. The Library does not convey messages to nor page students or other library users unless it is an emergency or it involves the Public Safety department.


Theft

Library users are advised not to leave any personal belongings unattended for any length of time anywhere in the Library, including the carrels.  Thefts of books, personal items, and computer equipment have occurred in the past. Users are responsible for their personal property. Library materials, equipment or property must not be taken from the library building without proper checkout or authorization. Library personnel reserve the right to request a patron to display the contents of his/her bag before he/she exits the library.


Windows

No library windows are to be opened without the express permission of library staff.