Giving to the Library
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library supports the learning, research and information needs of students, faculty, staff and our community. The Library provides access to the world of knowledge It preserves our local cultural heritage for future generations.
Every day, students and researchers use the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library, whether searching for books and journals, browsing electronic resources, or just quietly studying. As the physical and intellectual commons of the campus, we promote the discovery and communication of knowledge. The Library must deliver accurate, comprehensive information to students, scholars, staff and members of the community. In order to provide such service, we must continue to innovate and look for new opportunities to improve our resources and services.
We need your help to keep the Library well supplied with current materials in a large variety of subjects, provide reliable electronic access to a growing number of computerized databases, and offer a place of comfort and convenience to all of our patrons. The Library is a top research facility in the State of Hawaiʻi and by partnering with individuals in the community we will be able to maintain educational excellence at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Your contribution, at any level, will make a significant impact on how the Library provides service for our community.
The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library appreciates your contributions to help expand the research resources available to our students and faculty. There are many giving opportunities already established. Please see the list below. If you are interested in creating another giving opportunity whether and endowment or a one time gift for a special project please contact:
University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
Phone: (808) 956-7205
- Asia Collection japan Enrichment Fund
- Aspect Technology Book Endowment
- GSB/ST Book Endowment
- Hawaiian Collection Enrichment Fund
- Japanese American Veteran’s Collection Fund
- Jean Charlot Collection Enrichment Fund
- John & Barbara Stephan Asiatic Russian Collection Enrichment Fund
- John & Barbara Stephan Hawaiian Collection Enrichment Fund
- John & Barbara Stephan pacific Collection Enrichment Fund
- Kajiyama Collection Enrichment Fund
- Kurazo & Mitsu Ogata Memorial Library Fund
- Library Enrichment Fund
- Library Innovations Fund
- Map Collection Enrichment Fund
- NEH Library Fund
- Nina Horio Memorial Fund
- Pacific Collection Enrichment Fund
- Paula Szilard – Nutrition Book Fund
- Peace Corps Training Center Collection
- Sakamaki/Hawley Ryukyus/Okinawa Fund
- Science & Technology Collection Enrichment Fund
Asia Collection Japan Enrichment Fund
Help support the Japan Collection and related activities of the Japan Collection at the UHM Library Asia Collection Department.
Aspect Technology Book Endowment
The Aspect Technology Book Endowment was established in 2005 by the Aspect Technology Fund (Hawaiʻi Community Foundation). This fund provides support for the acquisition of library resources, exclusive of serials, in the fields of computer technology and medical technology.
The Bell Pacific Research Award was established in 1962. This Award is bestowed annually for the best paper based upon research of the Pacific Islands area including Hawaiʻi and New Zealand written by UH students, one graduate and one undergraduate.
The GSB/ST Book Endowment was established in 2005 by the Estate of George S. Bonn. Mr. Bonn was a friend of the University. He lived and traveled extensively in Asia and the South Pacific, acquiring a large collection of textiles and artworks, which he donated to CTAHR in August 2000. This fund is to be used to augment the resource materials for teaching and research in the Science & Technology Collection at the UHM Library.
The Hawaiian Collection Enrichment Fund was established in 1999. The fund supports and enhances the Hawaiian Collection at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library.
The fund supports the acquisition, processing, and preservation of materials for the Japanese American Veteran’s Collection, which documents the rich heritage of Hawaii’s AJA veterans and their families.
The Jean Charlot Collection Enrichment Fund was established in 2000 for the purpose of enhancing and supporting the Jean Charlot Collection at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library.
The John & Barbara Stephan Asiatic Russian Collection Enrichment Fund was established in 2004 by Dr. and Mrs. Stephan. The fund supports the acquisition and preservation of rare imprints, manuscripts, maps and audiovisual materials for the Asiatic Russian Collection.
Please contribute to the John & Barbara Stephan Asiatic Russian Collection Enrichment Fund or contact the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation
The John & Barbara Stephan Hawaiian Collection Enrichment Fund was established in 2004 by Dr. and Mrs. Stephan. The fund supports the acquisition and preservation of rare imprints, manuscripts, maps and audiovisual materials for the Hawaiian Collection.
Please contribute to the John & Barbara Stephan Hawaiian Collection Enrichment Fund or contact the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation
Please contribute to the John & Barbara Stephan Pacific Collection Enrichment Fund or contact the University of Hawaiʻi Foundation
For the general purpose of enhancing and supporting the care and promotion of the Kajiyama collection, to benefit library users by making the collection available for research and study.
To provide scholarship support for full time juniors or seniors enrolled in the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literature, with a major in Japanese Language and Literature.
Library Enrichment Fund may be used in any manner determined necessary by the University Librarian whether that is providing seed money to new programs or services, hosting exhibits and events, or purchasing books and other research materials in many formats including electronic. The bibliographic universe is rapidly expanding. The Library can always use support in enriching access for our students and faculty to the world of knowledge.
The Library Innovations Fund endowment was established with a planned gift by the late Dr. Arthur Goodfriend in 1997. The income from this endowment provides support for Library faculty and staff to develop innovative ways to advance the cause of education, to promote the effective use of the Library’s collections and information resources, and to prepare students to function self-sufficiently in the information age and become lifelong learners.
The Map Collection Enrichment Fund supports the acquisition, processing, preservation, and promotion of maps and spatial resources for the UH Mānoa Library’s Map Collection.
The NEH Library Fund was established in 1988 as part of the National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant to support the purchase of materials in the humanities to be placed in the Asia & Pacific Collections in the Library.
This fund was established in 1995 in memory of Nina Horio. Contributions are used for the purchase of medical science books and for the Nina D.P. Horio Excellence in Librarianship Award from time to time when a truly worthy candidate is nominated.
The Pacific Collection Enrichment Fund was established in 1993 with donations in honor of the retirement of the first curator of the Pacific Collection, Madame R. Renee Heyum, and later enhanced by her generous bequest. It continues to support Pacific scholars and librarians as it builds upon the high standards of collection development and spirit of service established by Miss Heyum. The fund supports and enhances the development of Pacific-related resources and services at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library in general and in the Pacific Collection in particular.
The Paula Szilard – Nutrition Book Fund was established in 1995 by Paula Szilard to provide for the purchase of nutrition books and selective materials in culinary history for Hamilton Library.
The Peace Corps Training Center Collection Fund was established in 2014 with the assistance of Ethel Aiko Oda, training staff from the center and Emeritus Faculty at UH Mānoa, and Rosemary Casey, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer. The Collection contains materials developed and used over a 10-year period to train Americans in knowledge and skills needed to successfully engage with host country nationals as Peace Corps Volunteers in Asia and the Pacific. Materials are located at the UH Hilo Library and in the Hawaiian and Pacific Collection, the Asian Collection, and the Archives and Manuscripts Department of Hamilton Library at UH Mānoa.
The fund was established for the purpose of supporting continual growth of the UH Peace Corps Training Center Collection with such activities as preservation, conservation, and management of current and donated materials.
The Sakamaki/Hawley Ryukyus/Okinawa Fund was established in 2000 for the purpose of enhancing and supporting the development of the Asia Collection’s Ryukyus/Okinawan resources at the UHM Library in general, and the Sakamaki/Hawley Collection in particular. Examples include but are not limited to expenditures for Ryukyus/Okinawan acquisitions in any language or medium, preservation activities including outsourcing of scroll restoration, cataloging or otherwise providing access to or promotion of the resources, and to support related staff programs, training and travel expenses.
The Science & Technology Collection Enrichment Fund was established in 1992 by the late Dr. Maxwell Doty (Professor Emeritus, Botany, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa). This fund is to be used to support and enhance the development of the Science & Technology Collection at the UHM Library.