University Libraries

University Libraries



Hawaii Loa Campus
Cooke Academic Center
45-045 Kamehameha Highway
Kaneohe, HI 96744
(808) 236-3505




Downtown Campus
LB Building
1060 Bishop Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 544-0210

Library Material Recommendation Guidelines


The University Libraries welcome faculty suggestions for books, periodicals, and online resources. Let us know of titles that will be useful to your students or subject areas that you plan to focus on in future courses/assignments. The HPU Libraries are committed to ensuring that our collection meets the needs of your students.

Please contact your Librarian Subject Specialist to assist you in submitting your request(s). Please note: the ordering and cataloging process does take time; please notify the librarian as far in advance as possible. Our materials budget is used primarily to meet the curriculum needs of HPU students.

Faculty may submit one of the following:

  1. Library Materials Recommendation Form
  2. AV Materials Request Form

Selection and orders:
All faculty-initiated recommendations are evaluated against the selection criteria established by the University Libraries' administration.  “Rush” orders are accommodated when possible.

  • Books:   Book orders may take up to three months or longer to complete, depending upon the availability and source from which the item must be ordered.  Therefore, a book recommendation must be submitted well in advance of anticipated need.  Contact your subject specialist librarian for request deadlines.
  • Periodicals:   All faculty recommendations for periodicals are processed and reviewed annually in the spring.  Final subscription actions are made in the fall.  Approved subscriptions start at the beginning of the calendar year.

July 2014 - LS