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Expanded Library Hours begin July 6, 2020!  Find new hours for your favorite library

Although our buildings are not completely open, there are limited services available. Please check out Library Take Out or Computer Time at the Library.

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When Patricia visits the Hawaii State Library, she’s where she belongs.

I spent an extended vacation of almost a year in Honolulu after graduating from college in the Philippines before going on to law school. I stayed with my aunt who was then the Director of Human Resources of the City & County of Honolulu. I would often spend entire afternoons at the Hawaii State Library (which I referred to as “my office”) before meeting her at the end of the day at office a few steps away. These were the days before digital media: I would also borrow jazz records to listen to while enjoying my books at home. I regret not being able to visit “my office” during a recent visit to Honolulu, but it will always have a special place in my heart.

– Patricia


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