Important Alert 1: Pahala Public and School Library will be closed on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The library will resume normal hours on Friday, September 28th. We apologize for this inconvenience to the Pahala area library users.
Important Alert 2: Kailua-Kona Public Library will have an alternative public service schedule for October due to the International Kona Ironman Triathlon. The library will be open on Monday, October 8, 2018 from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. and will be closed on Saturday, October 13th. We apologize for this inconvenience to the Kailua-Kona area library users.
As a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC) member, the Hawaii State Library has access to the same tools used by U.S. Patent and Trademark Office patent examiners.
The online tools include PubEAST and PubWEST, which have many advantages over the online patent databases available at www.uspto.gov.
However, patents issued from 1790 to 1920 are searchable only by patent number, issue date and classification.
PubEAST and PubWEST include the following databases:
PubEAST features BRS for text and IS&R for number searching, easy customization of display formats, tagging records, and fast browsing capabilities with the potential to save 50% of search time.
PubWEST offers structured searching for novice users as well as freeform searching for advanced searchers. It is a server-based gateway to access the same databases as PubEAST with easy downloading options. PubEAST and PubWEST will also be available at Lihue Public Library and Kahului Public Library.
The following is the contact information for availability:
Hawaii State Library
Federal Documents Section (2nd floor)
478 S. King St.
Honolulu, HI 96813
Lihue Public Library
4344 Hardy St.
Lihue, HI 96766
Kahului Public Library
90 School St.
Kahului, HI 96732