Visiting Us

University Archives and Manuscript Collections Reading Room Hours

Spring and Summer 2022 (through Thursday, August 18th)

Appointments for the University Archives and Manuscript Collections Department’s Moir Reading Room are available during the following times:

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

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 are 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, or call 808-956-6047. 

Note: UH’s indoor masking requirement was reinstated as of Wednesday, May 25th.  Please be sure to bring a mask to wear when visiting the Library.

Reading Room Procedures


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. 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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