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.





New Year's Resolution:

E-Learning @ Your Library


Start the New Year right by seeking ways to improve yourself @ your Library. Your public library has a host of electronic resources to help you accomplish your learning goals in 2015!


The Hawaii State Public Library System (HSPLS) offers our patrons access to the Microsoft IT Academy, which provides free access to 250 e-Learning self-paced digital literacy and technology training courses, ranging from computer basics to network architecture and design. Patrons may pursue in-demand skills needed for improved performance in the classroom, in the workplace and even create their careers in the technology field.


Learn Hawaiian or other languages anytime, anywhere, free via Mango Languages and the HSPLS website. The Mango Languages system offers a unique learning environment that allows patrons to take lessons at their own pace, reviewing and perfecting skills as they advance through new lessons.


Gale Courses provides HSPLS users with opportunities to increase their personal and career development, help them lead more engaged and fulfilling lives, and support their lifelong-learning interests through hundreds of free instructor-led, online courses in a variety of subjects, including personal finance, digital photography, health and wellness, and more.


For more information on these online resources and databases, contact your local library.





 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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