IMPORTANT UPDATE 1:    All online library services will be temporarily unavailable: Friday, February 24th from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

IMPORTANT UPDATE 2:    Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library schedule adjusted due to emergency repairs. Learn more

Our mission and vision

Mission statement

The Hawaii State Public Library System nurtures a lifelong love of reading and learning through its staff, collections, programs, services, and physical and virtual spaces.

Vision statement

The Hawaii State Public Library System is the educational, informational, and cultural heart of Hawaii’s communities.