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Laka me Lono Resource Center: Home

A guide to the Laka me Lono Resource Center at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies


Spring 2020 Hours

Mondays - Thursdays

By Appointment*

*To book a 45-minute research consultation appointment on Fridays, send an email to our librarian, Keahiahi, at

Librarian Contact Information

Keahiahi Long
keahiahi [at] hawaii [dot] edu
2645 Dole Street, Kama 208
Honolulu, HI 96822

Explore the resources located throughout this LibGuide:

HWST / HAW Course LibGuides

The LibGuides listed on this page were created for specific courses in the Hawaiian Studies and Hawaiian Language departments, e.g. HWST 107, HWST 207, HWST 341.

Resources Relating to Hawaiian Knowledge

Listed here are important print and digital resources --
e.g. books, articles, still & moving images, maps --
relating to the study of Hawaiʻi and Hawaiian people

Research How-Tos

Here you'll find information to help with the various stages of research -- e.g. determining a topic, searching in a database, creating citations.

About the Laka me Lono Resource Center...

Ka waihona o ka naʻauao.  The mission of the Laka me Lono Resource Center is to:

  • Support the Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge and its four departments (Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies, Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language, Ka Papa Loʻi o Kānewai, and Native Hawaiian Student Services)
  • Promote academic excellence
  • Perpetuate Hawaiian ancestral wisdom
  • Emphasize Native Hawaiian perspectives in all areas of study

Our resources present the interplay of history, culture and politics as well as the interconnectedness of all knowledge, contemporary and ancestral, from Kanaka Maoli perspectives so that students will understand Kanaka Maoli experiences in the context of all indigenous peoples.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Where is the Resource Center located?

We are located at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa at 2645 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822.

What kinds of materials do you have in your collection?

Our collection houses more than 7,000 items of various formats: books, periodicals, theses, unpublished manuscripts, photographs, moving images.  These materials represent those that best support the curriculum of Kamakaūokalani.

Can I borrow materials from the Resource Center?

Because of the size and scope of our collection, materials are circulated on a case-by-case basis.