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Hawaiian & Pacific Collections Department: Pacific Collection

About the Pacific Collection

COVID-19 Update

While the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections reading room is closed, and access to our collections is limited, we are working remotely and are available to help you.

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The Pacific Collection at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa offers materials relating to the island regions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Internationally recognized for the excellence of its holdings, the Pacific Collection contains over 100,000 volumes. Approximately  3,000 volumes are added to the collection each year. The Pacific Collection receives 1,200 journals and periodicals annually, subscribes to 33 newspapers, and has over 10,000 reels of microfilm materials. In addition, over 350 videotapes and other audiovisual materials concerning the Pacific Islands are located in the Wong Audio-Visual Center in Sinclair Library.

Collection Quick Facts

Collection Holdings

Collection Librarians

Image of Pacific Collection Librarians from left to right: Eleanor Kleiber and Stu Dawrs

Eleanor Kleiber, Stu Dawrs