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 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.
Find journals and magazines online by title or subject. The library's print journal collection on the first floor can only be used in the library.
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.
The Library has discontinued its microfilm collection as of September 2015.
These online resources include the Asia-Pacific Digital Library, student newspapers and journals published by the Board of Student Publications, and the Rusty Thomas Menu Collection.