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Hawaiian and Pacific Collections at Hamilton Library impacted by project

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Teri L. Skillman-Kashyap, (808) 956-8688
Events & Communications Coordinator, Library Services
Posted: Jan 17, 2012

UH Mānoa's Hamilton Library is scheduled for an extensive, 6-8 month long construction project that will impact much of the Library, affecting both access to collections and library services. Currently, the project is expected to begin in late 2012, and continue through the summer of 2013. 
The construction project will greatly impact access and services during the summer of 2013 to users of the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections. Other parts of the library will be affected at different times while the project is ongoing. Details are forthcoming, but for the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, the following is expected:
Materials in the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections will be unavailable and the HP Reading Room will be closed for approximately six weeks sometime during the summer of 2013. Reference service and instructional support will be very limited.
Those expecting to teach a summer course in 2013 that will require access to Hawaiian Collection or Pacific Collection materials are asked to contact the Library to discuss class and research or library assignments.
Those working with or know of a summer program that might be using the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, please contact the Library to discuss program and library assignments.
Those planning to travel to Honolulu for research at the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, please contact the Library well in advance, so that they can keep you posted on the schedule, as it becomes available.
Those working on research or writing projects for which they will need access to the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections, please contact the Library as soon as possible.
For additional information, please contact:
Joan Hori, Hawaiian Collection curator and department head (; phone (808) 956-9296)
Stu Dawrs, Senior Pacific specialist (; phone (808) 956-9779)