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Library Use Policy

Our mission: The University of Hawaii Health Sciences Library provides information services and resources for the Health Sciences faculty, students, staff, and affiliated researchers. The Library’s services are designed to anticipate and respond to individual and organizational information needs for teaching, learning, research, and health care.

The resources and services of the Health Sciences Library (HSLib) at the University of Hawai‘i are primarily designed to support the students, faculty, and staff of the John A. Burns School of Medicine and the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UHM) in their scholarly endeavors related to the health sciences. As such, certain materials and services, such as access to remote online resources from an off-site location, are reserved for those directly affiliated with the UHM.

As the Library and UHM have entered into license agreements with the producers of various copyrighted electronic online databases, many of these agreements limit use of these services to University faculty, students, staff and users on the library premises.

Otherwise, the Library is physically open to the general public– any individual who wishes to use materials inside the library building is welcome to do so. Most materials are available on open shelves for self-retrieval and general information desk help is always available to anyone visiting the Library with health information related questions.

All users of the Library are required to abide by HSLib’s Library User Conduct Policy. Users who are not compliant will be sanctioned.