Hawaiian and Pacific

Hawaiian and Pacific Collections graphic with circular logo of frigate birds.The Hawaiian and Pacific Collections are leading research collections about Hawai’i and the broader Pacific Islands region. The Collections support the teaching and research mission of the University, and the research needs of local, national, and international scholars. The Hawaiian Collection is a comprehensive collection of retrospective and current materials pertaining to Hawai’i from the eighteenth century to the present. The collection’s strength is the 20th century and includes numerous unpublished reports and papers that are unique to the collection. The Pacific Collection is a comprehensive collection of materials relating to the island regions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. The Collection’s strengths are periodicals, literature, government documents, ethnographic studies, and voyaging accounts.

The Hawaiian & Pacific Collections are housed in closed stacks and located on the 5th floor of Hamilton Library. The Collections have their own hours, reference service, circulation counter and policies. Materials may be requested online at any time through OneSearch, the library’s discovery layer, and are generally available 15 minutes after the request. The Hawaiian & Pacific audiovisual collections are housed in the Wong Audiovisual Center in Hamilton Library.

For more on hours, policies, and help, visit the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections Department website.

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