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Hawaiian & Pacific Collections

Hawaiian & Pacific Collections to be CLOSED starting May 11

An extensive construction project to update Hamilton Library’s air conditioning will begin on April 1. This multi-month project will impact different floors and sections of the Library at different times. Construction affecting the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections is scheduled to begin in mid-May. As a consequence, the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections will be closed to the public as of May 11, 2013. Construction in the Hawaiian and Pacific collections area of the library is expected to take up to eight weeks, but the timetable for reopening cannot be exactly determined owing to the complexity of the project.

During the closure period, materials in the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections will be completely inaccessible to both the public and library staff. Materials that are checked out from the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections from April 28 onward will be given an extended due date.

Although the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections reading room will be closed, librarians from the collection will be available for in-person reference assistance elsewhere in the library. We will also be answering email queries as possible. Please note that, as our collections are unavailable to us, we may in some cases only be able to provide minimal reference assistance.

To be placed on our e-mail list for notifications relating to this project, please send a request to For general information on how the construction project is affecting the library as a whole, please visit

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Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sundays, 1-5 p.m.
(closed Saturdays and holidays)
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Location: The Hawaiian & Pacific Collection Reading Room is located on the 5th Floor, Hamilton Library Phase II. More info

Hawaiian & Pacific Collections
University of Hawaii at Manoa Library
2550 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822


VOICE: 808.956.8264
FAX: 808.956.5968



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