As previously noted, the Hawaiian & Pacific Collections reading room is currently closed to the public, and we are providing services on a slightly more limited basis via Hamilton Library's Government Documents and Maps Collection reading room, in the Library's basement. Completion of the project has now been delayed by at least two weeks, meaning that we will be continuing with our current services and location through at least Friday, March 2, and most likely a few days beyond that date. We will post more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, click here for more information on our interim services.
The below is quoted directly from an email circulated by Lani Wendt Young, niece of Samoan poet, novelist, essayist and artist Albert Wendt:
My Uncle Albert Wendt has just announced a thank-you gift for readers worldwide to celebrate his recent award. He has made his award-winning book 'Sons for the Return Home' available for FREE download from Amazon, for this week only. This is an excellent opportunity to discover or re-discover what is great about Pacific Literature.
You do not need an e-reader or Kindle to utilize this offer. Teachers may find this gift particularly useful. Most students/young people today are reading texts on their phones and can make use of this gift very quickly and easily. All they need is internet access. We hope you will take this opportunity to acquire a classic for your libraries and school resources.
How to download copies of SONS FOR THE RETURN HOME: 1. Download the free Kindle App from Amazon to your phone or computer. Use this link - http:…
Beginning February 12 and lasting until approximately February 21, the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections reading room will be closed to the public for a construction project. During this period, we will shift our public services to Hamilton Library's Government Documents Collection reading room, which is located on the basement level of the library. Our services will be slightly modified, as follows: We will be open to the public from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday through Friday only (excluding Monday, February 19, which is a federal holiday);During all open hours, a reference librarian will be available in the Government Documents reading room, along with a small selection of our normal reference collection;During the hours that we are open, non-rare materials from our closed stacks will be retrieved for patrons as normal, though patrons should expect wait times of up to one hour from the time they submit a paging request. Materials that are designated as library-use only may be used in…