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ALERT | Effective October 1, 2022, access to the Library for the Blind and Print Disabled will be available only to individuals registered with the Library of Congress National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled. LBPD was established as a network library for the National Library Service in 1931, and continues in its core mission to provide library services and materials to those who are blind, visually impaired or print disabled for the people of Hawaii.
This change is necessary for the limited LBPD staff to focus on supporting their primary patrons and ensuring that they have access to reading materials and resources that support their needs.
All Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) libraries offer free public library services (such as free wifi and public computers), as well as access to large type materials. The collection of large type materials at the Waikiki-Kapahulu Public Library has been increased. Additionally, large type materials may be requested for transfer to your nearest public library for your convenience.
Temporary Hours | Effective February 28, 2022
The Hawaii State Library for the Blind and Print Disabled (LBPD) was designed by architect George W. McLaughlin and opened in its present location in 1961. LBPD provides books and magazines in audio and braille for patrons who are certified as having a visual impairment or other physical limitation that prevents them from reading standard printed material. LBPD has a Radio Reading Service: a closed-circuit broadcast for registered patrons which features news from the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, grocery ads, and articles and stories from other local publications. If you are interested receiving these free services, please contact our LBPD section to see if you are eligible and learn how to apply.
|Monday||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Tuesday||10:00 AM - 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Thursday||9:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Friday||11:00 AM - 4:00 PM|
|Saturday||CLOSED - CLOSED|
|Sunday||CLOSED - CLOSED|
|Handicap parking spots||1|
|Book drop off||No|
|Friends' book store||No|
|Free computer classes||No|
|Test proctoring services||No|
In state observance of Prince Jonah Kūhiō Kalanianaʻole Day, libraries that are normally closed on Mondays will observe the holiday and be closed on Tuesday, March 28th.