Circulation & Paging
Sunday 1:00 P.M.-4:45 P.M.
Monday-Friday 9:00 A.M.-4:45 P.M.
Sunday 1:00 P.M.-5:00 P.M.
Monday-Friday 9:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.
The reading room may have different hours for Summer and school breaks. Please consult the online calendar for changes
Aloha and welcome!
The Hawaiian and Pacific Collections are internationally recognized research collections. All formats, languages and levels of treatment are collected Many of the items in the collection are unique and irreplaceable.
Located on the fifth floor of Hamilton Library, the reading room is a quiet, pleasant area conducive to serious research and study.
Defining the term "archives"
"Archives" refers to the working and operational files of an institution. For example, Privacy council minutes would be the kinds of files that end up in an archive.
The term "archive" also refers to the repository which holds these files. So, archives are held in an archive. And, an archive might also hold other types of materials, such as manuscript collections, collections of personal papers, and regular library books too.
Defining the term "government documents"
Government documents are the publications of a government. They are prepared edited documents meant for public dissemination. For example, annual and individual reports of government agencies are considered to be publications