Books and other materials in the library are divided into different collections located in various areas throughout the building. All items can be used in the library, and most books can be borrowed.
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 Hawaiian Collection, so please check the Location information in the Hawaiʻi Voyager catalog carefully. Books with the Location Hawaiian (1st Floor) are located behind the Reference Desk and can be borrowed for 14 days. Books with the Location Hawaiian Reference (Behind Circulation Desk) 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.
Find journals and magazines online by title or subject or browse a list of journals available in the library. The library's print journal collection on the first floor can only be used in the library.
This special literacy collection on the second floor includes fiction by classic writers, selected young adult literature, myths, poetry, short stories, biographies and other nonfiction titles and can be borrowed.
The Reserve Collection includes required, supplemental, or recommended books, articles, or videos and other items for specific courses. Items on reserve are located at the Circulation Counter on the first floor, and can be borrowed by students for whatever loan period the instructor has specified.
Selected newspaper archives on microfilm are located next to the print Journal Collection on the first floor, and can only be used on the microfilm reader/printer machine in the library.
These online resources include the Asia-Pacific Digital Library, Native Plants Used As Medicine in Hawaiʻi, Political Cartoons of the Hawaiian Kingdom, and the Rusty Thomas Menu Collection.