Atherton Library

When was the last time you visited Atherton Library at HPU's Hawai'i Loa campus? With a panoramic view of the majestic Ko'olau Mountains, Atherton combines an unforgettable setting with a comfortable yet academic atmosphere. Don't let that pleasant exterior fool you; Atherton has much to offer every student at HPU.

Meader Library

Located in the heart of downtown Honolulu, Meader Library has much to offer, from reference services to study spaces; computer work areas to group study rooms; books you may checkout; print magazines to read; and thousands of eBooks and eJournals.


The Hawai’i Pacific University Libraries support student learning and faculty research with innovative services, resources, and facilities. They further serve as gathering places for study, collaboration, and instruction, with the goal of exemplifying the mission and shared values of the institution.


As a major participant in the intellectual and physical commons of the University, the HPU Libraries will exemplify the 21st century academic research library—bringing people and information together in innovative ways.

Core Values


  • The Libraries will be known for providing and promoting access to resources within and beyond their collections, in all formats, and at the point and place of need. (Pono)

  • The Libraries' physical spaces will encourage reflection, intellectual engagement and exploration, and academic collaboration. (Kuleana)

Intellectual and Academic Collaboration

  • Working with others, the Libraries will be an innovative leader for the University community as scholarly communication systems are enhanced and evolve. (Kuleana)
    Positive Work Environment

  • A flexible, skilled, and responsive staff will interact with and serve as a resource for students, faculty, and staff at multiple points in their research, teaching, learning, and publishing. (Aloha)


  • As the University community progresses toward its strategic goals, the Libraries will be identified as having played a major role in promoting and supporting excellence in teaching and scholarship, internationalization, and the acquisition of knowledge in the service of society. (Aloha)

Online Presence Vision 

The HPU Libraries’ online presence provides and promotes access to its resources and services in support of the scholarly endeavors of the HPU community.  We are committed to following best practices in usability, as well as employing adaptive web design.

HPU Librarians are

knowledgeable, friendly, and

here to help you succeed!