Library Transitions to a New Library Services Platform

screenshots of Voyager and PrimoVE library service platforms with hand waving goodbye

On December 18, 2019, UHM Law Library and all other libraries in the UH system will go live with a new library services platform called Alma and its discovery layer called PrimoVE. The new system will replace our outdated Voyager system and the front-end public access catalog Hawaiʻi Voyager. 

Alma will provide our libraries with an upgraded cloud-based experience to manage all library materials—electronic, digital and print—into one system. PrimoVE is the next version of Primo.

About a month prior to the switchover, the library may provide limited services relating to the library system until we go-live with the new platform on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2019 – The library ceases any updates in Voyager to ensure that all data is brought over in full to the new system. Patrons can continue to borrow books while searching and accessing static library information. The library may not accept purchase requests.
  • Monday, December 16 12:00am – You will not be able to place any online requests for all library materials and will not be able to access your library account. You may still check out and return materials at the main circulation desk. 
  • Wednesday, December 18, 12:00am – All the suspended library services will be restored on the new library services platform.
  • Saturday, December 28 – Sunday December 29 – Access to electronic resources and interlibrary loan will be unavailable for University of Hawaii at Manoa students, faculty and staff. This outage is necessary as part of the Library’s migration to a new Library Services Platform.  Please plan your research schedule for the winter break accordingly.  We apologize for the inconvenience.

As we draw closer to the changeover, the library will be offering video tutorial workshops to help you get familiar with PrimoVE. If you have any feedback such as questions, concerns, or suggestions about the new search, feel free to email

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