Visit the Library!

Posted on: October 26, 2023 | Category: Uncategorized

Library cardWelcome to your neighborhood library!

Hawaii’s public libraries offer expanded in-person services.

  • browse for materials
  • read and study in the library
  • use public internet computers for up to four (4) 60-minute sessions per day
  • access free wi-fi
  • pick up holds
  • use printers and copiers
  • and request reference and research assistance.
  • Meeting room reservations are now available at some locations.

Current Closures: The Kahului Public Library (Maui) & Kailua-Kona Public Library (Hawaii Island) are closed for renovations. The Princeville Public Library (Kauai) will close for renovations beginning October 30, 2023. The Lahaina Public Library (Maui) is closed until further notice.

Patrons can also enjoy virtual access to library resources. The HSPLS digital doors are always open on our website. With just a library card you can download ebooks, stream movies, learn a language, read The New York Times and more!

View branch hours or call your local library for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the hours of operation?
Current branch hours.

Can I visit the library to convert my virtual library card to a physical card and activate full borrowing privileges?
Yes, learn more here on the library card registration page.

Has there been a change to fines and fees?
Fines and fees are applicable and we encourage patrons to renew or return their materials on time. Download our new LibrariesHI app to manage your checkouts.

Will automatic renewal continue?
All eligible items for renewal will be auto renewed up to two times. This means that if an item is NOT on hold for someone else, it will automatically be renewed for you. If an item is on hold for another person, the item WILL NOT be auto renewed. If multiple items are checked out, it is possible that one or more will not auto renew because they have a hold placed on them. Please be sure to review your account online or via the mobile app to review due dates. If you do not want the items you check out to auto renew, please let staff at your favorite library know. They can turn it off for you.

Have programs and classes resumed at the libraries?
Programs and classes inside the library are being offered.  Visit your library’s branch page for more information.

Can I reserve a meeting room at the library?
Library meeting rooms will begin to reopen. Please contact your library branch for more information. We will continue to encourage safe and healthy meeting practices in the use of our library meeting rooms.

Can I submit a Passport Application?
Hawaii State Library (Oahu), Keaau Public and School Library (Hawaii Island), Kealakekua Public Library (Hawaii Island), Lanai Public and School Library (Lanai), and Thelma Parker Memorial Public and School Library (Hawaii Island) provide new passport processing by appointment only.

Can I donate books and magazines to the library?
Not all libraries are accepting donations; please contact your local library before bringing donations to the branch. Please be kind to our libraries and do not leave donations if they are not accepting them.

ALERT | Nov. 29, 2023 | We are experiencing technical difficulties with our Mobile App and we are working to resolve them.  We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience!