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

Aloha Library Friends!

We are pleased to announce that library bookdrops are now open to return library materials.  Bookdrops at the Liliha, McCully, and Pearl City Public Libraries remain closed while they remain under repair. The re-opening of the bookdrops represent the beginning of a phased-in approach to providing library services to support the health and safety of our communities.  No book donations will be accepted at this time.

To ensure the health and safety of our staff, all returned items will be placed into quarantine for a minimum of 4 days before checking those items in.  Depending on the date of return, and the location’s hours of operation, it may take a few days for your library account to reflect the return. No fines will be assessed during this period.

For questions about library card accounts and more, library patrons can call 808-586-3500 on Oahu, or toll-free at 800-390-3611 for all other islands, Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Our buildings will continue to remain closed to the public as we continue to prepare our spaces to welcome communities back.  We appreciate the public’s patience as we navigate this difficult time until we can reopen.  Until then, we welcome the community to join our virtual library!

Library Materials

We don’t want you to worry about fines and due dates during this stressful time while we are closed. Due dates and holds have been automatically extended.

  • All items (including DVDs and HotPicks) checked-out starting March 16th will have a new due date of June 15, 2020.
  • No fines will be charged for items due between March 18th and the time we re-open to the public. For holds that you placed that haven’t been filled, we are extending your requests to make sure you still get what you want after we reopen.
  • For holds that are already at your favorite library, we will continue to extend them, so you can pick them up after we reopen.
  • It is now possible to place HOLDS for future pick-up. You may receive an email that says that you have two weeks to pick-up, but we are extending all Holds requests to June 15, 2020.

Online Resources – Free with a library card!
We are always open here on our website with many amazing online resources available to access from home 24/7. Here are just a few online collections to try:

Don’t have a Library Card? – Sign up Now!
Don’t have a library card? You can now sign up for a library card online now! Gain access to ebooks, digital newspapers and magazines, streaming movies and more! The Hawaii State Public Library System appreciates how much the community wants to return to the library, and we are working to prepare services and spaces to welcome everyone back soon.

Questions?
For questions about library card accounts and more, library patrons can call 808-586-3500 on Oahu, or toll-free at 800-390-3611 for all other islands, Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Additional Information

For health and hygiene tips, and reliable news sources about COVID-19, please visit the State of Hawaii Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.