Reference librarians and staff are available at UHM Library information desks during scheduled hours (see information desk calendars) to help users locate answers to questions and use a wide range of library resources in print and electronic formats. Brief reference assistance is available to users who telephone the information desks.Service Desks
Library staff are available at the UHM Library service desks during scheduled hours (see service desk calendars) to help users with service needs (borrowing material, paying fines, etc.). Brief assistance is available to users who telephone the service desks.
When we receive your request, a librarian will contact you to set up a research consultation appointment. Appointments are generally scheduled Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm, but exceptions may be made if there are extenuating circumstances. We will attempt to accommodate distance learners by providing consultations via telephone or e-mail. Make an appointment now
Your reference and service questions can be sent by e-mail. We make every effort to respond to these requests quickly and you will generally receive a response within 24 hours, excluding weekends and holidays. Complex questions may require further consultation in person or by telephone. Priority will be given to questions from current UH students, faculty, and staff members. The Library does not provide financial, legal, medical, or veterinary advice. Please see the UHM Library Policy on Electronic Reference Service for more information.
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Through e-mail reference, UHM Library provides prompt assistance with a variety of types of inquiries, such as library holdings information, search strategy in the use of the UH Voyager Catalog or library databases, factual questions, statistical data, or questions about UHM Library's unique resources, services and facilities. E-mail reference may not be appropriate for questions which are more complex in nature or require more research time. The library does not provide financial, legal, medical, or veterinary advice. Requests to check citations or holdings will be limited to no more than five. Interlibrary loan requests should be forwarded to the appropriate ILL unit.
For questions requiring more research time to resolve, individuals are advised to come to the library for onsite consultation. UHM faculty, students or staff, or outside scholars or researchers needing information on UHM unique collections may be referred to a Librarian Subject Specialist for further consultation by phone or e-mail.
The UHM Library electronic reference service is intended to support the learning, research and continuing education needs of UHM faculty, students and staff. Queries from individuals not affiliated with UHM must be limited to the unique collections and resources of the UHM Library. Some electronic information sources are limited to use by faculty, staff and students of UHM.
We make every effort to respond to these requests quickly, and you will generally receive a response within 24 hours, not counting weekends and holidays.