Pearl City Library Closed for Renovation


Pearl City Public Library, (Oahu) closed for scheduled Renovation Projects on Monday, December 15, 2014. The book drop will be locked and inaccessible for the duration of the project, and the parking lot will be closed as well. Renovation will include: re-roofing, re-flooring, and other improvements for the Library.  More info













Announcing StarWalk KidsMedia, access to streaming eBooks for children and young adults. This is a ‘Free’ trial for patrons of the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) from now till December 2015. Access this service on the HSPLS eResources web page.





IMLS Awards Hawaii’s Public Libraries

$1.2 Million Grant

The Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a grant of $1.2 million to the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) for FY 2015. The IMLS distributes these funds each year through state library agencies nationwide, as part of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). Each state is required to provide matching funds and meet maintenance of effort requirements. HSPLS uses this grant money to fund IT infrastructure, network and other technology costs, annual subscriptions to online databases, e-Learning programs, our HSPLS Mobile Netbook Loan Program, the library’s mobile app “Hawaii Mobile”; and various digital collections.

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 HSPLS Receives $4,000 Korean eBooks Grant

A special Christmas gift of $4,000 was presented by the Government of the Republic of Korea to the Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) and Korean Library Foundation (KLF) in a ceremony at McCully-Moiliili Public Library on December 19. The generous grant will be used to purchase Korean language eBooks and increase HSPLS’ popular Korean Collection of more than 2,800 eBooks.






Three Big Island Libraries Offer 24/7 Wi-Fi to Puna Area Residents

Updated: October 28, 2014


While the Kilauea lava flow advances into Pahoa Village on the Big Island, three libraries in the region will provide Wi-Fi service that will be accessible 24/7, announced State Librarian Richard Burns. The three libraries will maintain their normal public service hours.


The libraries - Keaau Public & School Library, Mountain View Public & School Library, and Pahoa Public & School Library - will offer after hours Wi-Fi access as far as the signal extends beyond the perimeter of the buildings.  Wi-Fi users are advised to connect to the HSPLS-Lava network.  For more information, contact a local library.  


“In an effort to provide access to the resources our Puna neighbors need at this critical time, we are extending the hours of our free Wi-Fi service so they can access the Internet for information, communication, recovery resources and other necessities,” said Burns.














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