ʻOihana Hale Waihona Puke Aupuni o ka Mokuʻāina o Hawaiʻi
Public Library System
Where you belong
LBPD provides vital access to informational and recreational reading, as well as assistive technology resources. Our services are free of charge to people who qualify as being vision or print disabled. For more information, call us at 808-733-8444 or visit our eligibility page. If you’re interested, or you know someone who might benefit from library services, please get an application. Don’t let vision loss deprive a loved one of the joy of reading.
Libraries like ours play an important role. For many of our patrons, reading was not an optional activity; but rather an integral part of their everyday lives. Vision loss threatened to turn everything upside down. Manny, Ann, Sarah, Lisa, Art and Nora told us their stories. Select their names to listen to their testimonials.
We have a great collection of books and magazines in audio, braille and large print formats available to qualified users. Currently, we have access to more than 125,000 audiobook titles to choose from. And we also loan out the audiobook player! Call us at 808-733-8444 for more information.
BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) provides downloadable books and magazines in braille and audio for qualified library users who prefer to download materials to their own devices. There are thousands of books and magazines in the BARD collection. Interested? Visit the BARD Access page for more information.
The Library for the Blind and Print Disabled does a lot more than loan out books. When you become a registered patron, you will have access to other special resources. Need to check your email? We have computers with screen readers and screen magnifiers to assist you with navigating the computer screen. We also have transcribing services in case you need to have print material converted into braille or audio. And don’t forget our Radio Reading Service where volunteer narrators read articles from Hawaii newspapers and magazines, including grocery ads from Hawaii retailers. Call us at 808-733-8444 to find out more.
LBPD publishes its newsletter 4 times a year, usually in March, June, September and December. Click on the links below to read the last few editions.
Summer 2022 Newsletter (PDF)
Spring 2022 Newsletter (PDF)
Winter 2021 Newsletter (PDF)
Fall 2021 Newsletter (PDF)
If you have any questions about LBPD, please call us at 808-733-8444 or visit our branch page to get more information about location, hours and services.
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.