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Borrowing Items from WCC

Any individual may use library materials inside the library building.

Most items may be borrowed by any UH System student, faculty, or staff. Some are loaned only to WCC students, faculty, and staff. A small number of items are restricted to in-library use only.

View loan periods and limits for WCC Library items

To borrow, bring your item(s) and a valid photo ID (passport, driver's license, or state, military, or student ID) to the front desk. 

Non-UH System users may borrow most items by purchasing a Community User membership. For more information, visit the Community Users page.

Users with $10 or more in fines are blocked from borrowing items, accessing databases, registering classes and getting transcript and/or diploma.

Borrowing Items from Other UH Campuses

You can request almost any kind of material, even articles, from other UH Libraries to be picked up at the WCC Library.
  • It can take up to 7-10 days to receive items from other libraries.
  • You can borrow most items free of charge.
  • You can place most requests yourself from within the Library Catalog, see the instructions below. Also, a librarian at the Help Desk can help you request the item you want.

You may also visit other UH Libraries to check out and return most materials. Be sure to bring a valid picture ID with you.

1. Use the Library Catalog to find the item

2. Click "Get This Item"

3. Log in

4. Click "Hold or transfer this item"

5. Choose your pickup location

6. Click "Submit Request"

7. Wait to be notified of it's availability via your hawaii.edu email

All requested items are held at the Circulation Desk for ten business days. Any unclaimed items are returned to the shelves at closing and made available for others.

Loan Periods & Limits

University of Hawai'i System Students, Faculty and Staff

Collection Windward Students Windward Faculty & Staff UH Students from Other Campuses UH Faculty & Staff from Other Campuses Community Users

Main
Collection
& Closed
Shelves

Collection

Books:
28 day loan.
5 Renewals.

Recalled books:
14 day loan.

Limit: 10

Videos, CD-Roms, DVDs:
7 day loan.

1 renewal.
Limit: 5

Books:
182 day loan.
99 Renewals.

Recalled books:
14 day loan.

Limit: 10

Videos, CD-Roms, DVDs:
7 day loan.
1 renewal.

Limit: 5

Books:
Undergraduates:
28 day loan.
Graduates:
91 day loan.
All: 5 Renewals.

Recalled books:
14 day loan.

Limit: 10

Videos, CD-Roms, DVDs:
7 day loan.
1 renewal.

Limit: 5

Books:
182 day loan.
99 Renewals.

Recalled books:
14 day loan.

Limit: 10

Videos, CD-Roms, DVDs:
7 day loan.
1 renewal.

Limit: 5

Books:
28 day loan.
1 Renewal.

Recalled books:
14 day loan.

Limit: 10

Videos, CD-Roms, DVDs:
7 day loan; $23 per title.

Limit: 5

Reserve
Collection

Textbooks for current semester courses:
Use in library

Other materials:
1 week, 2 nights, or use in library.
No renewals.

Limits:
3 articles, 2 books,
2 cassettes, 2 videos,
2 CDs, 2 CD-Roms,
2 DVDs

Textbooks for current semester courses:
Use in library

Other materials:
1 week, 2 nights, or use in library.
No renewals.
Limit: 2

Textbooks for current semester courses:
Use in library.

Other materials:
Use in library.

Textbooks for current semester courses:
Use in library.

Other materials:
Use in library.

 

Hawaiian
Collection

Books:
First copy:
Use in library.
Other copies:
2 week loan
1 renewal.
Limit: 5

Videos, CDs, CD-Roms, DVDs, kits, slides, games, cassettes, phonorecords:

First Copy:
Use in library.
Other Copies:
7 day loan.
1 renewal.
Limit: 5

Books:
First copy:
Use in library.
Other copies:
2 week loan
1 renewal.
Limit: 5

Videos, CDs, CD-Roms, DVDs, kits, slides, games, cassettes, phonorecords:

First Copy:
Use in library.
Other Copies:
7 day loan.
1 renewal.
Limit: 5

Books:
First copy:
Use in library.
Other copies:
2 week loan
No renewals.
Limit: 5

Videos, CDs, CD-Roms, DVDs, kits, slides, games, cassettes, phonorecords:

First Copy:
Use in library.
Other Copies:
7 day loan.
No renewals.
Limit: 5

Books:
First copy:
Use in library.
Other copies:
2 week loan
No renewals.
Limit: 5

Videos, CDs, CD-Roms, DVDs, kits, slides, games, cassettes, phonorecords:

First Copy:
Use in library.
Other Copies:
7 day loan.
No renewals.
Limit: 5

Books:

Use in library.

 


 

Videos, CDs, CD-Roms, DVDs, kits, slides, games, cassettes, phonorecords:

Use in library.

Research
Topics
Collection
2 week loan
1 renewal.
Limit: 5
2 week loan
1 renewal.
Limit: 5
2 week loan
1 renewal.
Limit: 5
2 week loan
1 renewal.
Limit: 5
Use in library.
Maps, Art
prints, Posters
7 day loan.
1 renewal.
Limit: 4
7 day loan.
1 renewal.
Limit: 4
7 day loan.
1 renewal.
Limit: 4
7 day loan.
1 renewal.
Limit: 4
Use in library.

Periodicals
& all other materials

Use in library.

Use in library.

Use in library.

Use in library.

Use in library.

Libraries of the University of Hawai'i System Community Borrower Cards

Borrower Type: Community User UH Retiree Hawai'i State/City Agencies  Research Organization  Associate Member 
Criteria to Get Card

18 years or older

Photo ID

Hawai'i Drivers License,
Hawai'i State ID, Kingdom of Hawai'i ID or
Military ID

10 years of service in the University of Hawai'i System

Photo ID

Memorandum from department chair or campus personnel officer, signed and dated on official letterhead, stating that you worked 10 or more years in the UH system

Complete application form for Hawaii state and city agencies

Request printed on departmental letterhead signed by fiscal or other authorized officer

Include name(s) and ID number(s) of the individuals 

Completed "Research Card
Request and Agreement" form
Request printed on
institution’s letterhead signed
by fiscal or other authorized
officer, including name(s) and
ID number(s) of the individual
borrowers

18 years or older.

Membership in the Associates of the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa Library (friends group)

Photo ID
Cost
Non-refundable

6 months $30
1 year $60

Hawai'i residents 60 years & older:

6 months $20
1 year $30 

10 Years FREE

First two cards, no charge

Additional cards, $50 each

$60 each per year

$65 per year

($25 tax deductible as a donation)

Borrowing Privileges Books 10 books  10 books  10 books  10 books  25 books 
Loan Period  28 days 28 days 28 days 28 days 28 days
Renewal of Books and AV material 1 renewal 1 renewal 1 renewal  1 renewal  1 renewal
Borrowing Privileges AV UH Mānoa, Kapi'olani CC, Kaua'i CC, Leeward CC, Maui CC, & Windward CC:
In-house AV viewing free; borrowing $23 per title
UH Mānoa Only:
In-house AV viewing free; borrowing $23 per title
UH Hilo & UH West O'ahu, UH Maui College: No AV viewing or borrowing
Replacement Fee  $5 per card  $5 per card  $5 per card  $5 per card  $5 per card 
Card Issued   
Non-Refundable
Immediately upon payment  Immediately upon completion of required forms 7 days after application form,
signed letterhead and
payment are received
7 days after application form,
signed letterhead and
payment are received
Immediately upon payment
Card issued & renewed at Hamilton Library. More info: (808) 956-7203
Eligible for Borrowing at the Following Campuses * Hawai'i Community College
Kapi'olani CC
Kaua'i CC
Leeward CC
UH Maui College
UH Hilo
UH Mānoa: Hamilton Library & Sinclair Library
UH West O'ahu
Windward CC
UH Mānoa: Hamilton Library & Sinclair Library ONLY
Services NOT Available Intrasystem loans, Holds/Recalls Interlibrary loans, Computer Labs, Group Study Rooms, Lockers, laptop loans and Remote access to restricted online databases
No in-house access to Library PCs or laptops with internet access at UH Hilo
* Not Participating:  Honolulu Community College
UH Center, West Hawai'i
UH School of Law
UH School of Medicine

Policy Updated 02/15/2017

Request an Article outside of UH

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