HPU faculty, staff, and students may borrow circulating materials from the University Library upon presentation of a valid HPU ID card (UniCard). All patrons are subject to the Circulating Materials Policy of the HPU Library and Learning Commons and are responsible for the materials borrowed from the University Library and Learning Commons until they are returned.  Patrons are also responsible for any fines and fees incurred for late, lost, or damaged materials.  Reference books are non-circulating.

Loan Periods


  • Students: 56 days
  • Staff: 56 days
  • Faculty: End of the current semester
  • ELS*: 24 days

*Up to five (5) items may be borrowed per patron. The due date will be two (2) days before the last day of the current ELS session. Students may only borrow from the ELL collection unless the student has been conditionally admitted to HPU (Proof of letter required).

Popular Reading (McNaughton) Collection 

  • All borrowers: 14 days


  • Students and Staff: 7 days
  • Faculty: 14 days 


  • Per instructor guidelines

Magazines, Newspapers, Reference 

  • Library use only

Laptops (student-use-only)

  • 3 Days


  • Three-hour checkout (library-use-only)

Noise Cancelling Headphones

  • Three-hour checkout (library-use-only)

 All items are subject to recall at any time.


Renewals are not automatic or guaranteed and should be requested at least 24 hours in advance. The number of renewals allowed for each patron and item type is shown in the Circulating Materials Policy. If an item cannot be renewed it must be returned by the due date to prevent lost fees from being incurred. Overdue items cannot be renewed and should be returned to the Library immediately. Renewals can be requested in person at the Library, by phone, or online.

Renewal Periods


  • Students: 28 days, 2 renewals
  • Staff: 28 days, 2 renewals
  • Faculty: None
  • ELS: None


  • All borrowers: 14 days, 1 renewal


  • Students: None
  • Faculty: None


  • Per instructor guidelines

Renew Books Online:

  1. Go to HPU Discovery at
  2. Click the Sign in button. 
  3. Go to My Account.
  4. Click on the Renew button for each item.
  5. Print screen with renewal due dates for your records.
  6. If you cannot renew, please call Access Services at (808) 544-0210

Fines & Fees

Please see the Circulating Materials Policy.