Industrial Relations Center
University of Hawaii at Manoa

2550 McCarthy Mall, Hamilton A254A • Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 • Tel. (808) 956-8132 • Fax (808) 956-3609 •


As a basic resource of the Industrial Relations Center, the Library maintains a specialized collection of materials on industrial relations. Included in the collection are books, government documents, International Labour Office (ILO) publications, major industrial relations journals and periodicals, public sector collective bargaining agreements, labor union newspapers, newspaper clippings, and audio-visual materials.

The collection’s strength lies in the areas of dispute resolution and arbitration, labor relations and collective bargaining, and public sector bargaining. To support these areas of study and research, the Library maintains the reporting services of the Bureau of National Affairs--Labor Relations Reporter, Collective Bargaining Negotiations and Contracts, Daily Labor Report, and Government Employee Relations Report, and of the Commerce Clearing House--Labor Law Reporter.

The Library’s collection of books, government documents, ILO publications, and articles from journals are catalogued by author and subject, using a database developed by the IRC staff. The subject heading database has its origin in A Standard List of Subject Headings in Industrial Relations, 2nd ed., developed by the Committee of Industrial Relations Librarians in 1963.

The Library is open to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday though Friday. The materials are readily available as they are stored in one location; however, most materials are limited to use in the Library. Photocopying services are provided at nominal cost. The Librarian is available for reference service on Wednesday and Friday.