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.
The Lum Hawaiiana Room is named in memory of Lum Yip Kee, Lum Chang Tai, Y.T. Lum and Louise Lee Lum. 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. For more information, contact David Del Rocco.
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. For an appointment, contact Kylee Mar.
Student/Teacher Research Help