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Where should I park?
Visitor parking is available in the Lower Campus and Dole Street Parking Structures and in the green color Pay-to-Park visitor stalls located in parking lots mountain side of Dole Street. The campus parking structures charge a flat rate fee of $4.00 payable in advance at the entry kiosks prior to 4pm and a $5 flat fee after 4pm.

The Lower Campus parking structure hours are 5:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Re-entry with a paid daily permit is allowed after 1:30 p.m. but you must stop to show the attendant the daily permit when re-entering. Re-entry at the Dole Street structure is allowed after 4:00 p.m. A Lower Campus or Dole Street Structure daily visitor permit will allow you to re-enter the parking areas mountain side of Dole Street, after 4:00 p.m.

Visitors using the Pay-to-Park green stalls need to use the automated Pay Stations located at that lot. These Pay Stations accept MasterCard & Visa and Cash - quarters, dollar coins, $1, $5, and $10 bills and require a fee of $2.00 per half hour up to a maximum of $16.00. The Pay Station issues a permit ticket that must be displayed on the dashboard of the vehicle showing the time until which the visitor has paid.
For more information:
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Where can I stay if  I travel to do research in your collection?
The Manoa campus is located in an easy access from Waikiki.

If you are affiliated with an educational non-profit organization, you can request a stay at the East West Center housing facilities on campus. You need to make an advance reservation. Please allow yourself a plenty of time because reservations are quickly filled. Please see details at

Who can use your collection?
Anyone who wishes to conduct research can access the general collections.

Due to the special nature and physical condition, those who conduct serious scholarly research can access the special collections. See the special collection access policy.

Do I need to make an appointment in advance to use your collection?
Yes. At least 2 weeks advance appointment is required to access the Okinawa special collections.
See the access policy

No. You can access general collections during the Library hours.

How many items of the special collections can I request at one time?
No limit to request. However, you can view 3 items at one time. After finishing 3 items, another 3 items will be brought in for your research. Please discuss details with the Japan Collection staff.

How can I find out what is in your collection?
Please see the collection description.

Can I make photocopies of materials in your collection?
If I can, what is the cost of making copies?
Yes, you can make photocopies of materials in the general collections. It costs ¢10/page when you use a coin. If you use a copy card, it costs ¢7/page.

For the special collections, it will be determined by item by item due to each condition of the original. Please discuss with the Japan Specialist Librarian.

Can I take pictures of items in your collection?
Yes, you can take pictures of items in the general collections.

Yes, you can take pictures of items in the special collections after signing a consent form. Please discuss your need with the Japan Specialist Librarian.

Can  I check out the materials in your collection?
Depends on each item. Please see a holding record of the Hawaii Voyager. If it says, "Library Use Only" this item cannot be checked out.

No items can be checked out in the special collections.

Am I allowed to bring anything to your special collections?
No food, drinks, mechanical pencils, ball point pens are allowed in the special collections room.
Pencils, paper, laptops, cameras, personal items are allowed in general. See the access policy
and discuss your needs with the Japan Specialist Librarian.

When are you open?
General collection is open during the Library hours.

Okinawa Special collections are accessible by advance appointment only. Please see the access policy

How can I donate the items to your collection?
Your generous financial donation is always welcome. Thank you very much for your help.
Please click here for financial help.

Gifts-in-kind: Please contact Tokiko Y. Bazzell, the Japan Specialist Librarian for further discussions: email, Phone 808-956-2315

Where is your collection located?
The general materials are integrated into the East (Japanese language) and Asia (English & other western languages) Collections of Hamilton Library on the 3rd and 4th floors. Hamilton Library's floor plans are available here.
Please use the Hawaii Voyager Online Catalog to identify the resources you need.

Non-circulating materials are housed in the Asia Special Collections room on the 4th floor of Hamilton Library. They are available for research but an advance appointment is required for access. Please read the access policy.

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Contact: Tokiko Y. Bazzell, Japan Specialist Librarian
Asia Collection, University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
2550 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822 U.S.A
Email: phn: 808-956-2315