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UH Mānoa changes to campus services

July 22: The Space Planning, Preparation and Utilization working group plans for the Fall 2020 semester are now available.

Please see this story for important changes to UH Mānoa services, including Commuter Services, the Bookstore, Mānoa Dining Services (including Campus Center and Student Housing), and Food Services and Food trucks.

Updated October 7, 2020

Updated Cleaning of Campus Facilities

Aloha Manoa Campus Community:

As many of you start returning to campus, please be assured that all buildings remain open to UH Mānoa students, faculty and staff. While access to certain doorways and restrooms may still be restricted, air conditioning to all buildings is operational at this time.

Our custodial staff has been focusing their efforts on tackling special projects in our classrooms and other public areas like stripping and waxing floors, deep cleaning carpets, and pressure washing exterior entrances and courtyards. These projects are typically done after normal business hours and on the weekends. However, due to the limited number of people on campus and closure of some facilities, our custodial teams have been able to perform these projects during normal business hours. These special projects are expected to be completed by June 30, 2020.

Our custodial teams are preparing to resume normal services starting July 1, 2020. If, however, you are experiencing any problems with service or access to facilities before then, please work directly with your building coordinator to address your concerns. Here is a list of the campus building coordinators: https://manoa.hawaii.edu/opf/buildingCoordinators.php.

Thank you,

Jan Gouveia
UH VP for Administration

American Savings Bank – temporarily closed

American Savings Bank UH Mānoa Campus Branch is temporarily closed for the remainder of the semester.

Commuter Services: Campus Parking, Shuttle Services, and Campus Entrances

Commuter Services has made further adjustments to services due to COVID-19.

Please visit the Commuter Services website for a summary of changes to date and any further updates: manoa.hawaii.edu/commuter/

There will be no Rainbow Shuttle services for Fall 2020.

Hamilton Library – open with restrictions & expanded access

Hamilton Library is open only for those with a UH ID card or East-West Center ID card, until further notice. The public can remotely access reference and research assistance via chat, email and telephone.

Expanded Access

The Library continues to add ways to support access to Library materials. The COVID-19 crisis has put the physical collections of our library out of reach. Fortunately, the HathiTrust Digital Library holds digital copies of approximately 40% of Hamilton Library’s physical collection, and, beginning Monday morning of this week the digital copies that match the works we hold in our collection, including those that are copyright protected, are available online to authenticated UH students, faculty and staff. HathiTrust created the Emergency Temporary Access Service to assist research libraries in providing expanded collection access while physical collections are unavailable.

This expanded access is available to all UH campuses, students, faculty, and staff. Information on connecting to HathiTrust and finding digital copies of Hamilton materials is linked from the library website.

The main features of the emergency access are:

  • Continued access to the physical scholarly record — 40% our print collection — via digital copies in HathiTrust.
  • Reading access to books online, within a web browser (no full downloads).
  • Ability to “check out” a copy for a limited period of time with an auto-renew feature for books still in use. Access to items is 1-1. For example, if we have two copies in our collection, two UH authenticated users (faculty, staff, and students) will be allowed concurrent access to the digital item in HathiTrust.
  • Continued full access to the 7 million volumes of public domain materials from U.S. research libraries.

Law Library – closed until further notice

The William S. Richardson School of Law library is closed until further notice. The law library will reopen at an undecided date, based on the COVID-19 situation.

Lyon Arboretum - Limited Admission beginning Monday, October 5

We are pleased to announce that beginning Monday, October 5, Lyon Arboretum will be open to visitors again. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have modified our admissions policies. Access to the grounds and facilities has been limited, as have our hours. Reservations are required.

Student Success Center at Sinclair – open with restrictions

Beginning Thursday, March 19, the Student Success Center at Sinclair (aka Sinclair Library) is open only for those with a UH ID card or East-West Center ID card, until further notice, and open only during a reduced hours of operation schedule.

UH Bookstore FAQs

The UH Bookstores have new hours, policies and products for the fall 2020 semester as well as FAQs which detail those changes.

Waikiki Aquarium – has closed for an undetermined period

The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Waikīkī Aquarium announced it will close at the end of day, August 19, 2020, for an undetermined period. The decision was made following the county’s most recent “Act Now Honolulu” order.

Warrior Recreation Center

The Warrior Recreation Center will be closed, beginning Thursday, August 27th, to comply with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Governor David Ige’s stay-at-home / work-from-home order. The center will reopen once the order is lifted. The latest information and updates can be found on the center’s Instagram page. An Instagram account is not needed to view the page.

Further Questions

Email us at covid19@hawaii.edu.

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