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The equipment’s been installed, staff have been trained, and we’ve introduced a faster checkout/check-in process at Hawaii’s public libraries! Checking out stacks of books, CDs, […]

Quick and Easy Library Checkouts

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While a legal dispute between the Hawaii State Public Library System’s vendor SirsiDynix and that company’s third-party vendor, Solus continues, HSPLS has been able to […]

Download the “Libraries Hawaii” App by ChiliFresh

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Get a Free Comic Book at Participating Libraries on May 4th

Free Comic Book Day is coming to selected Hawaii public libraries statewide. On Saturday, May 4th, visit a participating location to receive a free comic […]

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Talk Story at Civil Beat’s Pop-Up Newsrooms

Civil Beat reporters and staff will be working out of some public libraries across the state. Come and learn more about how they do their jobs and […]

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“Find Reliable Health Information” Seminars in April

Attend a free one-hour seminar at various public libraries. With expert guidance from librarians, learn how to sift through the vast sea of health information […]

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Volunteer at the library

Got some extra time on your hands? We can always use your help!

Learn more about our volunteer program.

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Hawaii State Legislature

The Legislative Session runs annually from January to May. The Hawaii State Public Library System offers resources for the public. Learn more about the legislative process or watch hearings now.

In State observance of the Memorial Day holiday, all public libraries will be closed from May 25 to 27, 2024.