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Reading Room Hours:

Mon-Thur:   8am - 10pm
Friday:       8am - 6pm
Saturday:   9am - 5pm
Sunday:     12pm - 10pm

Asia Reference Hours:

Mon-Fri: 10am - 4pm

Asia Reference Phone Number:

(808) 956 - 8116

Hamilton Library Building Hours

(Be sure to check the building hours website for detailed information concerning holidays, summer hours and breaks.)


          The Asia Collection

The Asia Collection at Hamilton Library at the University of Hawai'i - Manoa is the most significant collection of Asian materials in the State of Hawaii and in the Pacific. It dates from 1920, when the Board of Regents established the Japanese Department at the University of Hawaii. In 1930, the Oriental Institute was established to focus on the study of China, India and Japan. In 1962, the newly established East-West Center absorbed, with the University's agreement, the vernacular materials of the Oriental Library, and expanded the scope to include Korea and all countries in South and Southeast Asia. In 1970, the Asia Collection was transferred to the University of Hawaii as a unique collection.

image of robert campbell   UHM Library Public Lecture

Registration is closed due to a full capacity

Cities Set Within Themselves: Thoughts on the Literary Landscape of Early Modern Tokyo

  Robert Campbell, Ph.D., Director-General of the National Institute of Japanese Literature

The lecture is scheduled on February 28, 2018, 3:00-4:40 pm in Room 301 at the UHM Hamilton Library.

Head of the Asia Collection

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Tokiko Y. Bazzellバゼル山本登紀子 Librarian V
Asia Collection Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa Library. Room 406
Email: tokiko [at]
Phone: (808) 956-2309