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Aloha, Our public libraries are currently only open for Library Take Out

Please check out  the hours that your favorite library is now open for Library Take Out 

Be Safe and Be Well!

Get a new library card

It’s easy to get a new library card.

Red library card with a gecko on top

How do I get a card?

  1. Apply online by filling out this Get a Library Card form.
  2. Bring proper identification* to any one branch of the Hawaii State Public Library System
  3. Our staff will create a library card for you that can be used immediately!

*Proper identification

  • Adults must present a valid photo ID and proof of mailing address if it is not listed on the ID.
  • Minors (under 18) must have their application co-signed by a parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must present a current ID and proof of mailing address.

Who can get one? Anyone!

Residents, military personnel and their dependents

Card typeFee
Initial cardFREE
Card renewal (every 5 years)FREE
Replacement card$5.00

Non-residents

Card typeFee
5 year non-resident card$25.00
5 year non-resident card renewal$25.00
5 year non-resident card replacement$5.00
3 month non-resident card$10.00
3 month non-resident card renewal$10.00
3 month non-resident card replacement$5.00

Fines for ALL card holders

ItemFee
Maximum fine threshold
You will not be able to use your library card if you have fines, fees, or charges of $10.00 or more.
$10.00

One card, endless possibilities!

The second you have your card you can…

And so much more!