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Special Research Collections

There are many reasons to investigate materials in the Special Research Collections; not the least of which is "for the amusement of the curious" (George Beckman, The Universal Penman, 1741).

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When: Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Moir Archives Reading Room (5th floor Hamilton Library Addition)
How to Request Materials:
Locate the book or journal title in the Library's Voyager catalog
For any location beginning with Special or Spec you need to have the item paged by Special Research Collections
Choose "Get This Item" menu option
Select "UH Manoa Wong AV, Hawn/Pac, SRC, GovDocs" request
Fill out and submit request
Notification by email when the item is available for use in the Moir Reading Room
The item will be held for ten days
If you have found an item in the Social Movements Collection Database please contact Patricia Polansky at

Take a virtual stroll in the Special Research Collections stacks by accessing the database on librarything. Covers are being scanned; tags offer thematic access to previously hidden collections.

What Else:

Special Research Collections are to be enjoyed in the reading room. There are lockers available to store your bags, backpacks, and briefcases. A pencil and /or a laptop are good tools to use for your research.

Questions: Ask a librarian at

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