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Current Exhibit

Display of poi pounder, wooden platter and poi pounding board.


Hawaiian Ki`i



Black and white photographs courtesy of Hawaii State Archive.

Color photos courtesy of J. Jacobs and Coconut Info.

Hawaiian Collection Hours



Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm

Paging services are available at the Circulation Desk when the Hawaiian Collection is closed


Hilo Coastline


Hawaiian Collection Vault

Selected rare materials are housed in the Vault located in the Hawaiian Collection. These materials are for library use only and are to be kept within the Collection.

How to request Vault Material

A current UH ID or other valid picture ID must be presented and left with the Hawaiian Collection staff while the materials are in use.

When a Hawaiian Collection staff member is not available to retrieve the requested item from the Vault, a prospective borrower may be asked to return at a later time. 

Photocopying is at the discretion of the staff, depending on an item’s condition.


Contact Information

Edwin H. Mookini Library

Hawaiian Collection

200 W. Kawili St.

Hilo, HI 96720



Hawaiian Sunset


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