Visiting Us

University Archives and Manuscript Collections Reading Room Hours

Spring, Summer, and Fall 2024

  • Tuesday: 11-3:30
  • Wednesday: 9:30-2
  • Thursday: 9:30-2
  • Friday: 11-3:30 

Interim periods

  • July 16-19, 2024: by appointment only
  • August 13-23, 2024: by appointment only

Appointments may be made by emailing us at, and can be scheduled within our regular hours, listed above.


  • Moir Reading Room will be closed whenever Hamilton Library is closed, e.g. on state and Federal holidays.
  • The Reading Room may also have reduced hours during interim periods; please check the Library hours calendar for the most up-to-date information.
  • While appointments are not normally required during the academic year (i.e. fall and spring semesters), researchers are strongly encouraged to inform Archives staff in advance of their visit to ensure that materials are available and ready when they arrive.

Reading Room Procedures

A list of the reading room guidelines is available on our “Reading Room Procedures” page.

Scanning Equipment Available

A workstation and the equipment below are available for researcher use on a first-come-first-served basis:

  • VIISAN S21 large format book and document scanner
  • Epson Perfection V600 photo scanner
  • Copy stand with ring light for use with a phone


The Department is located in Hamilton Library on the 5th floor of the addition, reached by the set of elevators across the “bridge” from the main entrance, near the Sci-Tech reference desk. For more details, see the Library floor plans. To find Hamilton Library on the University of Hawaiʻi – Mānoa campus, see the Campus Map.

Visitor parking is available at the Dole Street / Lower Campus Parking Structure for a flat rate of $5.00, as well as in Upper Campus green Pay-to-Park visitor stalls for $3.00 per half-hour.

Please view the University’s Visitor Parking Map or visit UH Commuter Services for additional information, as well as to double-check current parking rates.

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