Law Library Guidelines and Services – Fall 2021

Hours of Service: Commencing August 22, Sunday through Thursday, 8 am to 7 pm; Friday and Saturday, 8 am to 6 pm. Our ability to remain open depends on our much-appreciated staffing of the Law Library with our appropriate personnel, and the University’s to sanitize the Law Library each morning.

Access: Access is limited to all currently enrolled law students holding a 24-hour access card. You may not bring anyone with you into the Law Library.  Existing access cards will be deactivated on August 16, 2021.  To reactivate your card, you must bring ID and demonstrate your COVID vaccination status on the Lumisight app.  Please make an appointment to activate your card at https://library.law.hawaii.edu > Reactivate Access Card.

Seat Reservations: You are required to reserve a seat in the Law Library. You can do this up to 48 hours in advance, but you can only reserve one seat each day.

Reserve your seat at https://law-hawaii.libcal.com. You will need to log on using your UH log on credentials. Seats are arranged according to the regions in the Law Library. Select a region, select a seat. A confirmation email will be sent to your Hawaii.edu email address. If you need to cancel a reservation, use the link in your confirmation email.

Please direct any problems with access or use to Brian Huffman at brhuffma@hawaii.edu.

Your responsibilities: 

Each morning, the University Facilities personnel will sanitize high touch areas (doorknobs, light switches, etc.) and desk areas that have been used.  During the day, there will not be services provided.  Your use of the Law Library during your bar study period requires you to observe the following rules and to use your common sense.  There are people working in the Law Library on a daily basis. 

  • If you cannot respect these recommendations, your access card will be permanently deactivated.  Everyone’s cooperation is required.
  • You can use only the seat that you reserved for the day.  There are 81 seats available and you may select whichever seat you prefer.  You may enter and leave the Law Library repeatedly during the day and return to use that seat.  However, do not leave personal items behind if you leave the Law Library building.
  • You must use the Lumisight app (https://uh.campus.lumisight.com/) daily before entering the building. If you are not feeling well or show signs of illness, you cannot enter or stay in the Law Library building.
  • Sanitize your hands as you enter the building.  Sanitizing stations are available throughout the building.  Use them frequently.  Please wipe down your workstation with sanitizer when you arrive and when you leave your seat.  Dispose of your used wipe outside.
  • You must wear a cloth face mask at all time while in the Law Library building.
  • Physical distancing is mandatory.  If you feel that you must converse or gather with others, leave the building.
  • Unidirectional signage is posted throughout the building.  Please adhere to the signage.
  • Printer stations are available but you must sanitize keyboards before and after use.  Follow the posted instructions at the printer stations.
  • The restrooms are open.  Please wash your hands thoroughly before leaving the restroom.
  • There is no eating or drinking allowed in the Law Library.  Please take hydration and nourishment breaks outside.

Other Law Library services:

If you need to check out a book, we will arrange for a pickup time.  Use the PRIMO discovery platform and your library account to reserve a book, or request digitization.  You will be contacted to arrange a pick up time. 

If you need reference assistance, it is offered remotely by contacting Dan Blackaby at blackaby@hawaii.edu  or Cory Lenz at corylenz@hawaii.edu

If you are having trouble reserving your seat, please contact Brian Huffman at brhuffma@hawaii.edu.

Returning your access card:

You are expected to return your Library access card after graduation. You may drop it in the book drop on the lanai (please put it in an envelope), or mail it to:

Lynette Rudolfo
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, School of Law Library
2525 Dole Street
Honolulu, HI 96825

If you have lost your card, please contact Ms. Rudolfo at rudolfo@hawaii.edu. There is a $25 fee for replacing lost cards.