Latest information on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

ALERT! In abundance of caution to support the health of our communities, ALL Hawaii State Public Library locations and bookmobile services will be suspended March 18 - May 5, 2020. Read 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.