If the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) does not have the particular item you want, the interlibrary loan section at the Hawaii State Library can help you borrow it or get photocopies from libraries outside of our system.
Yes. There is a $10.00 non-refundable fee per item to cover the costs of the processing and postage. If the lending library has additional fees, those charges will be added to the overall cost of processing the request.
Searches and loan arrangements require communication with other libraries and it may take several weeks for the requested item(s) to arrive. Mailing can sometimes be expedited for an additional charge.
If you are not an HSPLS cardholder, you can request items from HPSLS through your local library. Our fees to institutions outside of our system are $15.00 per item provided, or $1.25 per page for photocopies.
For more information, contact the Hawaii State Library’s interlibrary loan section at (808) 586-3621 or send an e-mail.