Edwin H. Mookini Library


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IntraSystem Loan allows students, faculty, and staff to request books or journal articles from a library within the UH system. See the Loans from Other Libraries page for information about requesting items not available at any of the libraries in the UH System.

  • $1.00 per item is charged if a book or journal article is not picked up. $3.00 per item will be charged if an A/V or microform item is not picked up. These fees apply to everyone: undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff.
  • Audiovisual materials from Sinclair must be requested at least two weeks prior to the date needed.
  • NEW! Items received can be held for a maximum of only 3 days, but will now have a loan period of 7 days and up to 5 items.

To request an item available at another UH library, follow these steps:


To request an item, select All UH Libraries in under Quick Limits.


Search for the book, AV material, or journal.




Select and view the record.

Click the "Get This Item" link on the right of the page.



loans instructions


Log in using UH Web Login (your MyUH Portal login)


Enter your 8-digit UH number (found on your UH ID or through MyUH Portal) and your last name; click on "Login".

If you have an older library card with a 10-digit barcode number on the back, select "Barcode" from the drop-down menu instead of "UH Number".




loans instructions


Choose the appropriate link:

  • Books: "Hold or transfer this item"
  • Journal Articles: "UH Hilo Intrasystem Article Requests - S"
  • A/V Items: "UH Hilo Video Request Form - Students"



loans instructions


Unless you need a particular copy, choose "Any Copy."

Comments Field:

  • Enter your hawaii.edu email address so we can notify you when the item arrives.
  • Please indicate which course this is for, e.g., ENG 100 or HIST 300
  • If you are requesting a journal article, include the complete citation information in this field, i.e., author, title, volume, number, date, and page(s) requested.
  • If you are requesting an AV item, include the "showdate" (which must be at least two weeks after the request date).

Select "UH Hilo" for pick up location.

Enter your UH number again.

Click on "Submit Request."



loans instructions

You will be notified in 5 - 10 business days.