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University Archives and Manuscript Collections Reading Room Hours

Spring semester (January – May) 2022

Starting Tuesday, January 4th the appointment hours for the University Archives and Manuscript Collections Department’s Moir Reading Room will be expanded and slightly changed.  Appointments will be available during the following times:

  • Tuesdays and Fridays: 11-3:30
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays: 9:30-2 

Four appointment slots will be available each day; each appointment will last the full 4.5 hours and must be made a minimum of 1 business day and a maximum of 4 weeks in advance.  To request an appointment, please email archives@hawaii.edu, or call 808-956-6047. 

Other procedures–including the requirements for LumiSight verification of vaccination &/or testing status, symptoms check-in, appropriate ID, and mask wearing–will be the same as described below in the August 2021 update.

Researchers from outside of Hawaiʻi: Please see the State of Hawaiʻi’s Covid Travel Portal, “Safe Travels” website, and Safe Travels FAQ/help page for current information on pre-arrival testing, vaccination, and quarantine requirements and procedures.

Update on department services, August 2021

Starting Tuesday, August 31st, the University Archives and Manuscript Collections Department’s Moir Reading Room will be open by appointment.  Appointments will be available during the following times:

  • Tuesdays and Fridays: 1:30-4:30
  • Wednesdays and Thursdays: 9:30-12:30  

Exceptions to the above:

  • The 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

Four appointment slots will be available each day; each appointment will last the full 3 hours and must be made a minimum of 4 days and a maximum of 4 weeks in advance.  To request an appointment, please email archives@hawaii.edu, or call 808-956-6047.  All researchers must have scheduled appointments; walk-ins will not be accepted.

When appointment demand is low, appointments will be available on a first come first serve basis.   However, if and when open slots become scarce, preference will be given in the following order: 

  1. UHM students, faculty, and staff (with current ID) 
  2. UH System and/or EWC affiliates (with current ID)
  3. All others.    

As noted in the UH Mānoa COVID-19 FAQs, everyone coming to campus must complete the LumiSight UH health check-in via either website or app on the day(s) they come to campus, and wear a mask at all times while in the building.  Additionally, anyone without a current UH ID will be required to show government-issued ID and proof of vaccination to enter the Library.

Reading Room Procedures


Location

The Department is located in Hamilton Library on the 5th floor of the addition, reached by the set of elevators near the Sci-Tech reference desk. 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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