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Hawaiʻi - Basic Library Research: Library Information

Hawaii - Basic Library Research

Hawaiian & Pacific Collections Hours

Summer Semesters (May 23-August 12, 2022)

Reading Room and Chat Reference

Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm

* Closed on holidays: 5/30, 6/10, 7/4


Interim Period (August 15-18, 2022)

Reading Room and Chat Reference

Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm

* Closed on holiday: 8/19


Fall 2022 (Aug 22-Dec 16, 2022)

Reading Room and Chat Reference

Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm

* Closed on holidays: 9/5, 11/8, 11/11, 11/24

You may reach out to us via methods below at any time.

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Hawaiian & Pacific Collections at UHM Library

Aloha Mai!

This guide was created to provide you with the basic steps for researching topics related to Hawaiʻi.

There are 3 broad categories of materials:

  • Books and Videos
  • Journal and Magazine Articles
  • Newspaper Articles

More importantly, there are different indexes to use when trying to find material in those 3 categories. Use the guide's tabs for each category to learn where to look and how to search.


Got the hang of where to search for what? Ready to search for everything all at once? 

Hawaiian & Pacific Collections

Find out more about the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections here: