University of Hawaii at Manoa Library


Preservation Department
Hamilton Library
University of Hawai´i
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, Hawai´i 96822
Phone:(808) 956-6623



The Preservation Department's primary purpose is to support library departments in providing general preservation advice, assessment, services, preventive conservation and treatment of materials in the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Hamilton and Sinclair Libraries.


Support to Hawaii's cultural institutions and the public is provided through resource links on this website as well as direct queries via phone and email. Preservation treatment is generally limited to collections owned by the University Library. Non-profit cultural Institutions may seek conservation treatment through an external services contract, when no other viable option exists. We are unable to accommodate requests for treatment from individuals and for profit entities. Please use the American Institute for Conservation's Find a Conservator tool.

Formal Instruction

Graduate level instruction in Preservation Management (LIS 619) and Conservation of Library and Archival Materials (LIS 620) are the only in depth courses for students and professionals seeking collections care training in Hawaii. Courses are taught by Preservation Department staff through the University of Hawaii at Manoa Library and Information Science Program for credit in the Master’s Degree (MLISc) and Graduate Certificates in Museum Studies or Historic Preservation.

Conferences & Workshops

Preservation Department staff frequently present sessions or workshops at the annual meetings of various professional organizations.


Tours of the department may be given at the request of classes and professional organizations.

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