Bishop Museum's Library and Archives

Bishop Museum's Library c. 1935

Bishop Museum’s Library and Archives have one of the richest and most varied collections of published works and primary source materials concerned with Hawai‘i and the Pacific. Our Library holdings include books, periodicals, newspapers and special collections of published material. The museum’s Archives hold the results of extensive studies done by Museum staff in various disciplines throughout the Pacific, as well diverse and important collections of manuscripts, photographs, artwork, oral histories, commercial sound recordings and maps.

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To request an appointment for special access to the Library and Archives collections, please complete the form below.

Appointments will be granted and scheduled based on staff availability to provide access, giving priority to those who have the most critical need specific to unique materials in our collections.

For more information, call 808.848.4148 or email

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