The University of Hawai'i at M_noa is a land, sea and space grant institution and rated as a Carnegie Research Universities institution. The library serves the M_noa campus as well as the other nine UH system campuses. It is a member of five Asia-centered American academic consortia and the Hawaiian Collection is unequaled in the world -- collecting and preserving materials related to native Hawaiian language, culture, and history. The Archives and Manuscripts collection includes the Hawaii War Records Depository and Hawaii Congressional papers as well as the Plantation Archives formerly held by the Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association and the Japanese American Veterans Collection. The Pacific Collection is internationally recognized for the excellence of its holdings, which include materials relating to the island regions of Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.