Libraries

East-West Center Research Information Service (RIS) (website)
Location:  East-West Center Burns Hall, 4th floor
Reference Desk Tel.: (808) 944-7345
Email:  
ris@eastwestcenter.org
Hours: Monday-Friday from 8am-12noon
RIS is the library for the East-West Center, which supports the Center’s research, education, and professional development activities. The collection managed by RIS features a current and interdisciplinary coverage of selected social, cultural, political, and economic development issues in Asia and the Pacific region. The library is located on the 4th floor of Burns Hall.

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Library (website)
Your East-West Center photo ID also serves as your UH library card, allowing participants to check out books, audiovisual materials, and other publications for free. Hamilton and Sinclair libraries are the two main library buildings but some UH Mānoa Colleges also have smaller departmental libraries. More details, including checkout procedures, material availability, and hours are available online via the links above.

Hawaiʻi Public Library System (website)
Hawaiʻi residents and military personnel can obtain a FREE library card, which will allow you to borrow books and other library materials, at any Hawaiʻi public library. Adult applicants must present a current ID and proof of mailing address if it is not listed on the ID. Minors (below eighteen) must have their applications co-signed by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must present a current ID and proof of mailing address. The library branch locations closest to the East-West Center are:

Mānoa Public Library (website)
2716 Woodlawn Dr.
Honolulu, HI 96822
(808) 988-0459

McCully-Moʻiliʻili Library (website)
2211 S. King St.
Honolulu, HI 96826
(808) 973-1099

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