Holiday Observance


All public libraries will be closed for Labor Day from Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7.


Four libraries normally closed on Fridays will be open on Friday, September 4:

•  Aiea Public Library

•  Hawaii Kai Public Library

•  Liliha Public Library

•  Makawao Public Library


In addition, Kealakekua Public Library (Hawaii Island), normally closed on Thursdays, will be open on Thursday, September 3. 


For more information, contact your local library or view the statewide holiday schedule.









Special Message for Our Patrons

It has come to our attention that there is a possible phone call scam, where the person claims to be from the library system and tells people that they have a past due balance on their library account that they need to pay.  The Hawaii State Public Library System does not call our patrons directly regarding fines and fees.


If you receive a suspicious call from someone claiming to represent the library, please don’t respond to their request. In addition, the Hawaii State Public Library System would like to share the following tips to help you avoid becoming a victim to a scam:


• Never provide personal, confidential, or financial information – including billing information – to unidentified individuals


• Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Request the caller’s name, phone number, and company name, and offer to call back after you have verified the information


• If you have any doubt whether a call or email from someone claiming to represent the Hawaii State Public Library System is legitimate, please contact your local library







10 Smart Ways to Use the Library


It’s back-to-school time for Hawaii’s keiki and teens! Here are 10 Smart Ways that students can use the library. With your free Hawaii State Public Library System card you can …


1. Borrow books, CDs, DVDs, and other library materials


2. Check out eBooks, eMagazines, Audiobooks, and more via our website


3. Use online databases for school homework and research from the library or home


4. Learn a new language via Powerspeak and/or Mango Languages through our website


5. Connect to the Internet


6. Get free wi-fi for your mobile devices at the library during open hours


7. Learn more about Hawaii and the Pacific


8. Discover and read American and World Literature “Classics” and mythology for school assignments


9. Practice PSATs or SATs for college with our Testing & Education Reference Center (TERC) via our website, and most of all


10. Access library staff that is ready to help you all year round! Use your library card to open the doors to a wealth of free resources, programs and services to help you succeed in school!







New Online Legal Forms Now Accessible


Did you know Hawaii’s public libraries offer a free do-it-yourself online legal forms service?


Thanks to a partnership between the Hawaii State Judiciary, Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS), and the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii, “A2J” (Access to Justice) self-help forms such as “Advanced Health Care Directives” and “Divorce with Children” are available to improve access to the courts for people of all income levels, especially self-represented litigants.


“The Hawaii State Public Library System has more than 20 of the most frequently used civil legal forms available online, as well as state-of-the-art software that provides users with a step-by-step question-and-answer process to complete the forms easily and correctly,” said State Librarian Stacey Aldrich. “For people who do not own a personal computer or have Internet access, our public libraries provide access to the ‘A2J’ self-help forms on 800 library computers and more than 200 netbooks statewide.”


The Hawaii Self-Help Interactive Forms are easy to understand interviews that create court forms and legal documents. The interactive interviews ask a series of questions to complete a legal form or court-approved document and also provide helpful information and next-step instructions.


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