The Edwin H. Mookini Library

From its location at the heart of the UH Hilo campus, the Mookini Library provides resources and services to support the academic programs of both UH Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College. Within its walls, over 200,000 books and bound periodical volumes are available to students and faculty, as well as DVDs, videos, music CDs, maps, government documents, and microfiche. A highlight of the library is its large, open-stack Hawaiian Collection, which, in addition to its many circulating books, provides maps, newspapers, and periodicals from Hawaiʻi, some dating back to the 19th century. 

The library website offers online access to databases, e-journals, e-books, newspapers, and streaming videos.

Library services to faculty include:

  • Course reserve services at the Circulation Desk
  • Customized library instruction sessions for any UH Hilo class
  • Reference consultations for individual faculty members, including assistance in using┬á online resources, library services and equipment
  • Interlibrary loans to obtain items not available in Mookini collections
  • Services that address the library needs of distance learners and teachers.

Faculty often consult with their subject area librarian about the specific information needs of their discipline and specialized library resources needed by their students. Librarians also meet with faculty to discuss ways to incorporate information literacy into their coursework.

For student use, there are computers on all three floors, scanners, photocopiers, and printers. The library recently opened a student media production room and several computer-enhanced study rooms for collaborative student projects and group study.

Please check the library website for the most current information on library collections, services, and staff contacts.

Updated October, 2014 by HR.

Graphics and Photocopying/Printing Services

Graphics Services is part of the Office of Instructional Technology and User Services. In addition to photocopying machines available in the main offices of the divisions and the School of Business and Economics, faculty can make arrangements with the Graphics Department for larger photocopying jobs such as booklets, flyers, and the like. For simple photocopy jobs, job requests should be submitted to Graphics about two working days in advance.

Graphics will also help with design and layout on larger, complex publishing projects. Newly added in-house binding include perfect binding, booklet, coil and ring binding. Consult with Graphics Coordinator Darin Igawa (x7323 a month or more in advance for such projects.

Charges for duplication, graphic services or supplies obtained at Graphic Services are billed monthly to departments or programs. Secretaries or Clerks administering accounts should be notified of pending charges prior to job requests.

To keep photocopying costs to a minimum and to give students ready access to course materials, faculty are encouraged to post syllabi and other handouts on the Web. Graphic Services provides archive conversion assistance of printed material to web-ready formats.

Faculty preparing posters for conferences may also access Graphic Services’ large format printing and laminating services. Powerpoint formatted files are recommended.

Visit the Graphic Services website for on-line ordering or more information.

Updated October, 2014 by SW.