Three campus libraries offer collections with breadth and depth to support the curriculum and a variety of learning styles, and to encourage reading for enjoyment and discovery. Librarians provide instruction and support to help students use information and ideas effectively and creatively.

Cooke Library

Centrally located in the Academy, Cooke Library serves students in grades 9 – 12, as well as staff, administrators and alumni. The library's collection includes 47,000 books and audio books, 4,000 videos (VHS/DVD) and subscriptions to 120 magazines and newspapers. The library has access to numerous online research databases, providing 24/7 access outside of the library. The library provides study space, reference help and class sessions on research tailored to individual assignments.

Lum Hawaiiana Room

The Hawaiian collection covers a broad range of topics, all concerning Hawai'i: its culture, history, people, and environment. Some of the material dates back to the early nineteenth century. The Lum Hawaiiana Room is named in memory of Lum Yip Kee, Lum Chang Tai, Y.T. Lum and Louise Lee Lum.

Punahou Archives

Started as a loose collection of gifts, records and valuable materials handed down between administrations and librarians for decades, the Punahou Archives began to formalize in the 1950s. It is comprised of school publications, photographic and multimedia images, artifacts, institutional records and manuscript collections which explain the historical events, growth and development of Punahou School. Managed by a professional archivist, the Archives is available for use by the Punahou community and private research by appointment.

Bishop Learning Center

Located in Bishop Hall, Bishop Learning Center serves students and faculty in grades 5 – 8. The center houses a collection of approximately 30,000 books, 70 periodicals and 250 audiobooks, as well as a language and computer lab. Librarians instruct students in information literacy and give book talks in scheduled classes. The library is a comfortable, welcoming place for students who want to study and read quietly in small groups.

Ing Learning Center

Located amidst the Winne Elementary Units, the Julia Ing Learning Center is the library and multimedia facility for grades K – 4. In addition to the over 37,000 books, audio books, magazine and videos available, the Center is host to a variety of learning activities, including book talks and genre studies, author and illustrator studies and sessions on information literacy, research and library use.


Cooke Library
808.944.5823 Tel
Hours: M – F, 7:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Bishop Learning Center
808.944.5705 Tel
Hours: M – F, 7:30 a.m – 4 p.m.

Ing Learning Center
808.944.5827 Tel
Hours: M – F, 7:30 a.m – 3:30 p.m.