For Students

Computer Lab and Printing
Course Reserves
Exam Archives (Log-In Required)
Group Study Room
Reference and Research Assistance
Research and Subject Guides


Carrel privileges are provided for William S. Richardson School of Law students only. Carrels will not be individually assigned. Carrels in the back of the library are designated a Quiet Zone for study, with no talking or noise allowed. All carrels will be cleared of any items 15 minutes before the library closes.  Questions on carrels are handled by Circulation staff at or call 956-7583.

It is important to keep the carrels clean and undamaged for the next students who use them. Students are expected to follow carrel use rules and keep the carrels clean and tidy. Items are not to be nailed or glued to the carrels. Posters, pictures and other materials are not to be posted on the outside of carrels. Library staff will periodically inspect the carrels for violation of library policies. Library materials may not be kept in carrels unless they have been checked out. The library reserves the right to check carrels for missing library materials. The Library is not responsible for any items left unattended in the carrels.

Computer lab and printing

See Information Technology.

Group study room

Rooms 115, 116, 119 may be used for group study. Students may sign up to use the room as a group (3 or more people). Contact Lynette Rudolfo to reserve a room.


One self-service photocopier is located in the lobby area. Debit cards may be purchased from the debit card dispenser located in the Reference Area. These cards may be used at Hamilton and Sinclair libraries. All refunds and questions regarding debit cards are handled by Hamilton Library’s Business Office. The photocopier and debit card dispenser take $1, $5 and $20 bills. Copies are 9 cents per page using the debit card.

Reference and research assistance

The Library staff provides legal reference and research assistance to all students, faculty and staff. Librarians are available to direct students to various sources of information, instruct students on use of legal research tools, and to locate legal documents. Students and faculty members working on special projects are encouraged to consult with the librarians for research assistance. Librarians are available until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Research assistants are also at the Reference Desk, Monday through Friday from 12 noon – 4:30 p.m. and till 8:00pm on Sunday.

Research and subject guides

Research and subject guides are compiled and written by the Library staff to assist library users in finding materials. They include guides to finding case decisions, researching legislative history in Hawai`i and finding the current codes of states & territories.


Victoria Szymczak

Director of the Law Library
(808) 956-5580