Thursday, July 8, 2010

Government Documents and Map Collections re-open in Hamilton Library

Nearly six years after the October 2004 flood devastated the ground floor of Hamilton Library, displaced departments and collections are being moved back into the renovated basement. The Government Documents and Maps Collections have returned to the ground floor of Hamilton Library, Room 6.  Summer hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm; closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.  
The Government Documents collection is an open-shelf collection, and walk-in users are welcome. To use materials in the Map Collection, it is strongly recommended that appointments be made ahead of time, but walk-ins will also be accommodated. The new GIS laboratory and classroom is currently being set up, and GIS services are anticipated to resume by the start of the fall semester -- in the meantime, GIS services will continue to be available on an appointment basis.
Both the Government Documents and Maps Collections have extensive Hawaii- and Pacific-related holdings -- their return to  their permanent home is a great boon to researchers of the region.

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