Welcome from the Interim University Librarian

Monica Ghosh

Welina mai, Welcome to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library!

As the Interim University Librarian, I extend warm aloha to anyone that visits our library, virtually or in person. We are located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, on the edge of Mānoa Valley, in full view of the majestic Ko‘olau mountains. Here we provide a wide range of library services, collections, and resources.

The library is in two buildings – Sinclair and Hamilton. Sinclair houses the Music and Audio-Visual collections, along with the Student Success Center and other student focused programs. Hamilton houses most of the 3.2 million volumes of print materials, including rare and special items that are our treasures. The public may access a vast array of online resources from computer terminals in both buildings, while faculty, students, and staff may access them from anywhere in the world.

Along with prioritizing collections related to Hawai‘i, Oceania, and the Pacific region (including heritage communities from China, Japan, Korea and the Philippines), as a land, sea, and space grant institution, we are committed to supporting these programs, too. We showcase our collections regularly with displays in many departments.

The library is the center of the teaching, learning, and research enterprise and we take great pride in being the hub for an R1 institution. We have subject librarians who are eager to assist you with your research and provide information literacy for courses. Your thoughts, impressions, inquiries and ideas are welcome. Please contact us at library@hawaii.edu.

We aspire, through our collections and librarianship, to aid you in your pursuits for knowledge.

Monica Ghosh, Ph.D. Interim University Librarian

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