Technology in the Library

Computers in the Library

Hamilton and Sinclair Libraries have public PC workstations with internet access on the most heavily used floors. Almost all computers require a user to login with their UH username and password. ADA-equipped computers, the equipment connected to microfilm viewers and small number of PCs at stand-up tables are open for use by the public. The Public Computer Use Policy applies. In addition the campus Information Technology Service (ITS) operates computer labs physically located within both libraries. Some library computers are equipped with Microsoft Office software and all but a few workstations require login with a UH username and password or Visitor Internet Account.

Accessibility Resources

Hamilton and Sinclair Libraries have at least one public PC workstations equipped with ADA-compliant software for screen magnification (Zoomtext) and screen reading (JAWS). The ITS labs also have ADA workstations. Patrons are advised to bring their own headphones.


Information Technology Services (ITS) maintains a computer lab on the first floor of Hamilton Library and first floor of Sinclair Library. The computers have Microsoft Office software and Internet access. Printing is available with a UH Manoa OneCard or Guest Card. Login with a UH username and password required.

Wireless Access/Campus Network Connections

University of Hawaii students, faculty, and staff who bring their own laptop equipped with a wireless adapter may access the campus network from many areas within the libraries. For more information about the Library network see Wireless Access. For more information about Campus Network wireless coverage, see the interactive Campus Map.

For non-affiliated researchers and those from foreign academic institutions, no documentation is needed to use the resources in the Library. UHM wireless is accessible via “Eduroam.”


Flatbed scanners are available in the CLIC Computer Labs on the first floor of Hamilton Library and the Science and Technology area on the first floor of the Hamilton Library Addition. A scanner is available in the Hawaiian and Pacific Collection on the 5th floor of Hamilton Library, which may ONLY be used for scanning materials from the Hawaiian/Pacific and Charlot collections.


MAGIS (Maps, Aerial Photographs, and GIS) has a lab with 8 workstations with specialized software for work with geographic information systems.


Pay printing is available from all library computers. Printouts must be paid for by using a UH Manoa OneCard, Guest Card, or cash. Color printing is available in the Government Documents/Maps department, as well as on the first floor of Hamilton, near BHSD.

Wireless Printing

Wireless printing using the PrinterOn campus printing software is available at selected printers in Hamilton Library and Sinclair Library. Patrons with UH user accounts or VIA access may print from any web browser on their laptop computer for retrieval from OneCard, Guest Card, or cash paystations. The address of the Hamilton Library wireless printing system is:

After logging in, you can choose one of three printer locations in Hamilton:

  • BHSD (Business, Humanities, & Social Sciences area, first floor),
  • BHSD Cash (Business, Humanities, & Social Sciences area, first floor),
  • HAWNPAC (Hawaiian & Pacific Collections Reading Room, fifth floor).

or one of two printer locations in Sinclair:

  • Lobby (first floor)
  • AVC (outside of the Wong Audiovisual Center, third floor)

The cost is $0.10 per page. When you select a printer location the print request (JOBNAME) on the paystation window is your UH login name. Print requests disappear after two hours if not executed or deleted.

Copy Machines in Hamilton Library

All copiers are cash only ($.10 a copy) and print only in black and white.

Addition Floor A1 — Room A158, right side of bridge doorway: 2

Main Building Floor 1 — In alcove near computers: 2 Floor 2 — In study area near restrooms: 1 Floor 3 — Along the mauka wall: 1 Floor 4 — Open area near the reference desk: 1 Floor 5 — In Special Collections: 2

All Xerox Workcenters on 1st floor to 4th floor Hamilton Library Main and 1st floor Addition have the following paper sizes and orientation: 8.5×11 portrait = Tray 1 8.5×11 landscape = Tray 2 8.5×14 portrait = Tray 3 8.5×11 portrait = Tray 4

The 5th floor Main (Hawaiian, Pacific and Special Collections) has the following size paper in 2 copiers: 8.5×11 letter 8.5×14 legal 11×17

The public photocopiers in the Hamilton and Sinclair libraries are intended for personal use only. The copy quality of the photocopiers is not designed or intended to be “of professional quality”. Paper and supplies for the photocopiers are maintained by Circulation department. Please contact Circulation for minor problems (paper jams, out of toner indicators) with any photocopier. Copiers accept coins ($.05 or greater) or bills. Change is in coin only. A change machine is located on the first floor of Hamilton Library.

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