Library Collections
Most of the library's books are in the General Collection on the second floor and can be borrowed. Oversize books are shelved separately at the back of the collection.
Books in the Reference Collection on the first floor can only be used in the library.
There are two different places to find books in the Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection, so please check the Location information in the Hawaiʻi Voyager catalog carefully. Books with the Location Hawaiʻi & Pacific Collection (1st Floor) are located behind the Reference Desk and can be borrowed for 14 days. Books with the Location Hawaiian Reference (Ask for Assistance) can be requested by Call Number, and can only be used in the library.
The Char Collection and the Char Room on the second floor feature books and artifacts on Asia and the Pacific.
These English and Japanese books about historical and contemporary Japan on the second floor can be borrowed.
These books written in Asian language vernacular including Chinese, Japanese, and Korean are on the second floor and can be borrowed.