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IntraSystem Loan Guidelines

What is IntraSystem Loan (ISL)?

  • The purpose of IntraSystem Loan is to obtain books and materials needed for research for University of Hawaii at Manoa students, faculty, and staff from other University of Hawaii System libraries when those materials are not available at UH Manoa.
  • If the materials are NOT held at another UH System library, use Interlibrary Services.

How Long Does It Take?

  • Photocopies of journal articles and book loans: 5 working days (average) plus transit time.

How Much Does It Cost?

  • Books loans and filled document requests (journal articles, book chapters, etc.)vare provided at no charge.
  • Filled media requests are $3 each (except UHM faculty, students and staff NOT residing on the island of Oahu)

Who May Use the IntraSystem Loan?

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa students, faculty and staff.

How Do I Make ISL Requests?

  • Search the UH Libraries' online catalog Hawaii Voyager.
  • Make sure that the full record for the item displays.
  • If the needed research materials are NOT available (not owned, checked out, lost, missing, at bindery, etc.) at the UH Manoa Libraries (Hamilton and Sinclair), click the Request button at the top of the page.
  • Select UH Manoa IntraSystem Loan form from the drop-down menu.
  • Follow the instructions provided on the form.
  • Screen shot of Voyager

How Will I Know My ISL Request Is Ready for Pickup?

  • You will be notified by email.

Where Do I Pick Up Book Loans

  • Book loans may be picked up only at the UHM Hamilton Library Circulation.

How Do I Receive Filled Document Requests?

  • We make every effort to deliver documents electronically to you. You will receive an email with a PDF attachment. PDF attachments may be viewed using an up-to-date Internet browser such as Netscape or Internet Explorer with the Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® plug-in. If you do not already have Adobe® Acrobat® Reader® installed on your computer,

     Get it here

    In some cases you may be required to pick your document at the UHM Hamilton Library Circulation counter.

How Can I Obtain More Information about IntraSystem Loan?

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