Important Alert #1:  The Hilo Public Library's restrooms, except for those in the Children's Section, are not in service as of Friday, January 11, 2019. No ADA restrooms are available at this time. The estimated time of repair is Wednesday, January 16, 2019.  We apologize for this inconvenience to our Hilo library patrons.

Important Alert #2:  The Kaneohe Public Library will be closed for approximately one month, starting January 2, 2019 for a parking lot improvement project.  The book drop will be closed from 10 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018  and remain closed until the library reopens. During the closure, borrowed items may be returned to any public library. Updates on the reopening of the Kaneohe Public Library will be posted on our website. We apologize for this inconvenience to our Kaneohe library users.

I’m a teen

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Research a homework assignment

HSPLS pays for nearly 100 licensed collections with content that is not freely available on the internet. Get homework help using our curated list specifically for teens.

Prepare for an entrance exam

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Gale’s Testing and Education Reference Center offers a variety of courses to help you prepare for various equivalency and entrance exams including…

  • GED
  • SAT / ACT
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  • TOEFL / TOEIC

Prepare yourself for college

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Gale offers a free set of courses to help you get your math and science skills ready for college. Go to the catalog and select “College Readiness.”

Prepare for career exams

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Gale’s Testing and Education Reference Center also helps you train for the tests you will need to pass for a variety of careers from fire fighter to air traffic controller.