Carrel privileges are provided for William S. Richardson School of Law students and visiting scholars only. Carrels will not be individually assigned to students. Carrels in the back of the library are designated a Quiet Zone for study, with no talking or noise allowed. All carrels will be cleared of any items 15 minutes before the library closes. Questions on carrels are handled by Circulation staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 956-7583.
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. Library materials may not be kept in carrels unless they have been checked out. 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.
Computer Lab and Printing
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 or utilize the Room Reservation form.
One self-service photocopier is located in the lobby area. The photocopier takes nickels, dimes, quarters, and one dollar bills. The Law Library does not give change. Copies are 10 cents per page.
Reference and Research Assistance
The Library staff provides legal reference and research assistance to all students, faculty and staff. Librarians are available to direct students to various sources of information, instruct students on use of legal research tools, and to locate legal documents. Students and faculty members working on special projects are encouraged to consult with the librarians for research assistance. Librarians are available until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Research assistants are also at the Reference Desk, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Research and Subject Guides
Research and subject guides are compiled and written by the Library staff to assist library users in finding materials. They include guides to finding case decisions, researching legislative history in Hawai`i and finding the current codes of states & territories.