As previously announced, a large-scale library construction project is slated to begin in the spring of 2013 and continue through August 2013. This construction project will move throughout much of the library, and at different times will affect access to most collections and services. The Hawaiian and Pacific Collections have tentatively been scheduled for closure toward the end of this project, and may be unavailable for up to eight weeks in the summer. Exact dates have not yet been set for this closure. In the meantime, during the spring the construction has the potential to drastically decrease the number of teaching spaces available throughout the library. Faculty who include Hawai'i- or Pacific-related library instruction in their course syllabi are urged to contact Hawaiian and Pacific Collection librarians as soon as possible to schedule those sessions in order to ensure that a space is available in the library. Those who anticipate using materials located in floors 1 through 4 of "phase II" of Hamilton Library--i.e., the wing of the library that includes the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections--are urged to check those materials out of the library as soon as possible to ensure access to them during the construction.
The library has set up an online site, where updates will be posted: https://sites.google.
Updates as they specifically relate to the Hawaiian and Pacific Collections will be posted here as they become available.