Get a new library card

It’s easy to get a new library card.

Red library card with a gecko on top

How do I get a card?

  1. Download, print, and complete the Library Card Application (or get one at your local branch)
  2. Bring the completed application and proper identification* to any one branch of the Hawaii State Public Library System
  3. Our staff will create a library card for you that can be used immediately!

*Proper identification

  • Adults must present a valid photo ID and proof of mailing address if it is not listed on the ID.
  • Minors (under 18) must have their application co-signed by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must present a current ID and proof of mailing address.

Who can get one? Anyone!

Residents, military personnel and their dependents

Card typeFee
Initial cardFREE
Card renewal (every 5 years)FREE
Replacement card$5.00

Non-residents

Card typeFee
5 year non-resident card$25.00
5 year non-resident card renewal$25.00
5 year non-resident card replacement$5.00
3 month non-resident card$10.00
3 month non-resident card renewal$10.00
3 month non-resident card replacement$5.00

Fines for ALL card holders

ItemFee
Maximum fine threshold
You will not be able to use your library card if you have fines, fees, or charges of $10.00 or more.
$10.00

One card, endless possibilities!

The second you have your card you can…

And so much more!