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COVID-19 Library & Learning Resources: Updates

Library & Learning Resources COVID-19 Updates

Updated: June 19, 2020, 8:35 AM

Lama Building Access

  • Visit our Library Hours page for updated hours.
  • Access to Lama Library is temporarily restricted to UH system students, faculty, and staff. To ensure appropriate social distancing, we are limiting the number of people in the building at one time.
  • Per the Emergency Order, visitors must wear a face covering/mask when signing in at the guard desk and interacting with staff.
  • If you or someone you are in close contact with are sick, please stay home and get healthy. We reserve the right to ask anyone in the building to leave if they exhibit symptoms of illness or do not follow social distancing protocols.
  • The library has rearranged seating to follow CDC Prevention of Coronavirus Disease 2019 guidelines. Disinfecting supplies are available at the circulation, testing and reference desks and it is the responsibility of each user to disinfect their own space.
  • The 2nd floor is closed. Group study rooms and meeting rooms are not available until further notice. Lamakū Learning Center’s Study Hub tutors are available online through The Study Hub.

Research & Reference Assistance - Get Help from a Librarian

Need help finding research materials? Librarians are available online to answer your questions:
  • Live Chat (Available 9am-4pm, Mon-Fri. See orange tab located on the upper right of the library's home page)
  • Email:
  • Text: 808-201-2986
  • Zoom video reference, which allows screen sharing, is also available. Just email, chat, or text to request a session.
  • In-person reference for research support is available during library hours, but we highly encourage you to use online options as much as possible.
  • Check out the library’s Remote Learning Research Guide and Kapʻiolani CC Student Success in Learning Remotely for tips, advice, and additional resources.

Library Materials

  • Ebooks, articles, and other e-resources are available 24/7 via the library website. Print book collections are not available for browsing, but you may request books at the Circulation Desk to read in the library or check out.
  • Course Reserves: Course reserve loans are suspended until further notice. During this period, library staff are accepting scan requests for course reserves and/or other print library materials as time permits.
  • Temporary Scanning Services: Submit your scan request through the library's Scan Request Form (Limit one chapter per request).
  • Book requests: Requesting items from other libraries has been suspended until further notice.
  • Auto-renewals: Items will be automatically renewed. If you receive an overdue notice, please call (808) 734-9268 or email
  • Returns: Please refrain from returning any library materials until regular campus operations resume.
  • Library fines: Collection of overdue fines are suspended. If you have a hold on your account, please call (808) 734-9268 or email

Long-term Laptop Use

  • The Library has a limited supply of laptops for checkout on a first-come first-serve basis. One device per student. Laptops will be due on Friday, August 14, 2020. Note: these laptops will delete anything saved when shut down, so users must save files via a USB, Google Drive, or email. Not all have video capability..

UH username and Password Resets via email

Events and Workshops

  • All library events and face-to-face workshops have been cancelled until further notice. Library instruction and research support will be offered remotely.

Testing Center

The Testing Center will be open until April 3 to honor previously scheduled exams. It is no longer accepting testing appointments and will be closed after April 3 until further notice. Questions? Email:

Lamakū Learning Center

The center is closed, but our tutoring and coaching services will continue online. The Study Hub will offer by-appointment peer tutoring sessions in Math and English/Writing at Ho‘ā Academic Peer Coaches will also be offering appointments online at to support students in academic skills, financial literacy, health & wellness, life balance, and community.